Historic heat wave continues to affect South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. It was another scorching day in South Florida on Sunday.

Dangerous temperatures have prompted an excessive heat warning as record-breaking summer continues.

Man, you can see it in my face, it’s hot in here, man,” Fort Lauderdale resident Cameron Rogers said.

Sunday set a new record of 98 degrees, and South Florida has been in triple digits for 42 consecutive days.

Local 10 News cameras captured people walking through downtown Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, some using umbrellas to hide the historic heat.

“I’ll be back for the rest of the day after I finish my bike ride,” Rogers said.

On Saturday in downtown Miami, outreach teams distributed water to the homeless, providing relief in the form of cooling beds.

This week in South Florida with Glenna Milberg, Miami-Dade Chief Heating Officer Jane Gilbert spoke about sweltering temperatures.

“As we move forward, we will see many more days like this, with much more extreme temperatures with a heat index above 100 or 105,” she said.

Gilbert added that it will only get hotter now due to climate change as well as the development of the city.

“More concrete and asphalt, less trees, less vegetation, more waste heat from our cars and buildings,” she said.

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