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Summer Weather / Heat Wave #1003048

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 22, 2011
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The deadly heat wave introduced; temperature map shown.

(New York: Anne Thompson) The extreme heat featured; details given about the impact on the power grid and the sewage spill that closed the Hudson River to swimmers and kayakers; scenes shown from New York City, a storm in Chicago, a fire in Pittsburgh; voice mail message from Con Edison played. [MAN, bike messenger Fernando RIVERA††– react.] [New York City health commissioner Thomas FARLEY†- warns people not to eat fish caught in the Hudson.] [PJM vice president Michael KORMOS†- explains the decrease in demand.] [Pittsburgh FIREFIGHTER – states their clothes don’t allow their body heat to dissipate.] The death of West Point cadet Jacob Bower†† during a training exercise noted; photo shown.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Chris Warren) The weather forecast for the East Coast featured; animated map shown.

Holt, Lester;
Thompson, Anne;
Warren, Chris

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