Heat waves and high energy costs are hitting some communities hard

Posted on AllSides June 20th, 2022
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High temperatures and humidity hitting large parts of the U.S. last week collided with the ongoing challenges many people face from inflation and high energy costs.

In Macon, Georgia, where temperatures were expected to be in the upper 90s over the weekend before reaching triple digits this week, Sgt. Melissa White, a corps administrator for the Salvation Army, said her facility has been packed with people looking for relief from the heat.

“With these gas prices, people can’t afford to run air conditioners even if they have them,” White said....

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