Extreme heat is often called a heat wave – it is an extended period of high temperature often with high humidity. These conditions often cause heat exhaustion which can lead to heatstroke, which can be dangerous and even life threatening. Severe heat waves have caused catastrophic crop failures and widespread power outages due to increased use of air conditioning.
Severe winter storms can cause subfreezing temperatures, as well as strong winds or even ice or heavy rainstorms. Of primary concern is the winter weather's ability to knock out heat, power, and communication services to your home or office, sometimes for days at a time. Extreme winter cold often causes poorly insulated water pipelines and mains to freeze. Exposure to extreme cold can lead to hypothermia and frostbite, which require medical attention.
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