Extreme weather impacts cities across the U.S. (includes video story)

Over 70 million people are under extreme heat alerts, with cities like Phoenix and El Paso experiencing temperatures surpassing 100 degrees.

“It’s like being in the kitchen for Thanksgiving, with all the ovens and the stoves going,” said Charles Sanders, a Phoenix resident.

Although, it does not stop with hot temperatures. More weather phenomena are dangerously affecting cities in the U.S.

Catastrophic floods triggered a state of emergency in Kentucky while the state was already recovering from the EF-4 tornado in 2022.

Pennsylvania is also dealing with floods, and there are ongoing rescue efforts to find two missing children after the loss of their mother.

Layan Abu Tarboush is a digital broadcasting major at FIU, currently pursuing a minor in International Relations. As an international student from Jordan, Layan is fluent in both Arabic and English and has a deep interest in reporting on Middle Eastern affairs. Layan takes pride in being multicultural with great exposure from the East and West.