Were more than 3,000 Heat Records Actually Set in June?
Here at the NewsHour, the record heat has hit close to home. Our managing editor Tom Kennedy, for example, spent six of the last nine days of 95-degree-plus heat without power. The thermostat peaked at 90 degrees inside his Northwest D.C. home, forcing his family and the 12-year-old golden retriever to sleep in the basement so they wouldn't overheat. And this is a common story.