The year is 2020 and the weather is a little different than usual, so this time of year it’s not too unusual for people to experience heat waves.
In fact, some cities are experiencing the hottest summers on record, according to a new study from University of California, Berkeley, researchers.
In particular, Austin, Texas, has been experiencing the most extreme heat wave, with temperatures soaring to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius).
While many of the cities on the list aren’t known for their summer heat, some of the hottest cities in the U.S. are not far behind, according the study.
“Austin is known for having a lot of natural resources, like its oil fields, but there is also a lot more renewable energy in Austin, like wind, solar, and hydroelectric,” said senior author Matthew D. H. Jones, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley.
“This study is an opportunity to compare the energy-intensive, greenhouse-gas-emitting and climate-warming impacts of different urban areas.”
The researchers found that Austin’s heat wave is one of the most severe on record.
Austin has experienced more than 10,000 heat-related deaths since October.
Austin’s record heat wave has been linked to several factors, including the El Niño phenomenon, which causes warmer temperatures, and the summer drought, which has reduced the amount of rainfall that can fall.
Austin was also the second-most heavily affected by the drought.
The city has been hit by a severe heat wave twice before, and has experienced some of its worst heat waves in recent years.
But Austin has been especially hard hit this time because of the drought, said Jones.
“We see a lot less rainfall during the summer,” he said.
“And when it’s dry, Austin doesn’t have the resources to handle it.”
This is not the first time that the city has experienced a heat wave in a hot summer.
According to a 2015 study, Austin’s hottest summer was in 2014.
“The current summer is already the third-hottest on record,” said H. Daniel Campbell, the study’s lead author and a UC Berkeley doctoral student.
“That summer was the worst in the city’s recorded history, but that’s the way it is.”
The heat wave that has caused Austin to see the most deaths is likely related to a fire in the historic Austin Warehouse district, which is located between the University of Texas and University of Houston.
The warehouse burned down in July of that year, killing more than 20 people, including seven firefighters.
In 2018, more than 1,000 firefighters were deployed to the blaze to put out the flames, according San Antonio Fire-Rescue.
The Austin Fire Department has been working to make improvements in the firefighting department since then, according Mayor Ron Nirenberg.
“If you look at what has happened in the last three years in the Warehouse district and the Fire Department in general, we’ve been improving,” he told ABC News.
“There’s a lot we could be doing better, but the priority is getting the fire department back up and running.”
But while the fire is being put out, it’s also causing problems for residents, said Campbell.
“It’s a little scary when you’re in the warehouse district, because it’s such a hot place and people are afraid of the heat,” he explained.
“You have to be aware of the risks.”
It’s a risk that the Austin Fire and EMS Department has to face.
The fire department has been struggling to find the money to fix the warehouse fire, and is currently trying to raise about $50 million in the public-private partnership.
“I think the public will see that the public wants us to be doing something,” Nirenbur said.
But the city needs more funding, so the mayor and city officials have been pushing for more money from the Texas Department of Transportation to make sure the fire has more resources.
“To fix the Warehouse fire, you have to put $150 million into the public safety system,” Nerenbur said, adding that the $150m will be put toward more fire trucks, more firefighters, and more fire equipment.
The Houston Fire Department, which owns the warehouse, has also been dealing with its own heat wave.
On Monday, fire crews from around the city were sent to the warehouse to help fight the blaze.
But in some areas, the fire wasn’t completely out.
Some fire stations were shut down as the fire raged, according a statement from the Houston Fire & Rescue Department.
The Texas Department for Public Safety and the UH Health Health Sciences Center at Houston say there are still many hours before the fire reaches its full containment.
“In the meantime, the firefighters, equipment, and firefighting crews have been working diligently to fight the fire,” said Tami T. Nettles, a spokeswoman for the state agency.
“All of us here want to thank everyone for their patience