1988 Heat Wave

Tonicia & Alana

Event Description:

The concurrent heat wave killed 4,800 to 17,000 people in the United States. During the summer of 1988, the drought led to many wildfires in forested western North America, including the Yellowstone fires of 1988. Daily maximum temperatures near or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ecological Impact:

The heat wave destroyed alot of crops because their wasn't any water. This interfered with the food chain. Ponds and lakes dried up . More coal is used up because of increased electricity use.

Restoration Efforts:

Everyone would probably re crop their crops. conserving water to allow the ground to replenish itself.
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