Patty Wesel, 8, from Marietta, Ga, jumps in the spray of a sprinkler on the National Mall in front of the Washington Monument in Washington Wednesday,July 7, 2010. The eastern U.S. cooked for another day as unrelenting heat promised to push thermometers past 100 degrees.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
It’s 101 but feels like 110. Today up and down the east coast of the United States temperautures hit on or above a 100 degrees. It’s common being from South Carolina feeling the heat, but places North like Maine are even getting in on the heat wave which will put strains on electric utility grids and power companies up and down the east coast.
Con Edison employee John Leach takes a break from restoring power to a building to drink some water in New York, Wednesday, July 7, 2010. Leach said theoutage was most likely caused by the the high energy demand that accompanies the heat wave.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)