Jul 17, 2022
Deadly Heatwave, Wildfires Raging Across Europe Transcript
Wildfires are blazing throughout Europe and parts of Northern Africa. Read the transcript here.
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Tonight wildfires are ripping through Europe and parts of Northern Africa.
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In Spain, 17 fires are raging across the country and thousands are frantically fleeing their homes.
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[foreign language 00:00:13].
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This woman saying she’s devastated.
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So far, nearly 400 people have died from the extreme heat as temperatures hit 114 degrees. It’s a desperate effort for first responders working quickly to save lives in homes as neighbors rush to evacuate.
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Once you can feel the intensity of the heat and the wind, that’s it.
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A similar scene in France, where fires are intensifying. 25,000 acres are burning near the famed wine region of Bordeaux.
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Police going door to door, getting residents out before it’s too late. So far, the country has seen some 12,000 evacuations. The deadly heat wave that’s gripping Europe comes at the height of the summer tourist season.
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In the United Kingdom, a crisis situation in a country where most live without air conditioning. Government officials holding an emergency meeting today.
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Hello, it’s Friday the 22nd of July 2050.
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Years ago, the UK’s national weather agency put out this forecast to warn about climate change.
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Much of England and Wales, highs will be around 40 Celsius.
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That eerie prediction is set to come true nearly three decades early. The UK is set to hit 40 degrees Celsius, which is 104 degrees Fahrenheit this coming week. Jose?
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