CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 2011
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(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The impact of the heat and humidity reviewed; details given about the increase in hospital visits in Chicago, the effect of asphalt in cities and evapotranspiration in rural areas; photos shown. [Meteorologist Mike AUGUSTYNIAK- says heat waves kill more people than all other weather phenomena combined.] [Northwestern Memorial Hospital Dr. Rahul KHARE- says we’re getting sicker patients.] [Corn farmer John KIEFNER- says his plants would be less comfortable if it were hot and dry.]
(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.
(New York: Jim Axelrod) The pressure on the power grid due to the heat featured; scenes shown from the Con Ed command center in New York City; map shown of cities with record demands. [Con Ed’s John MIKSAD- says we plan all year for a day like today.] [Con Ed utility WORKER – says we’re working to minimize anything happening.] The role of the weak economy in power usage noted.
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