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SWELTERING 20 States Issue Heat Advisory Alex Wong / Getty Images

20 States Issue Heat Advisory

Officials are urging people to seek refuge in shelters as record-breaking temperatures sweep the nation. Twenty states have implemented some level of heat advisory warnings as 100-degree and higher temperatures affect the majority of the country. Four states have already declared states of emergency as huge storms add to the crisis, leaving millions without power and resulting in 13 casualties.

July 1, 2012 4:47 PM