A major heat wave this weekend is expected to affect two-thirds of the country, hitting parts of the Northeast and the Midwest the hardest. Temperatures could exceed 100 degrees in several cities, with heat indexes of up to 115 degrees. Cities have already begun preparing for the extreme weather by opening cooling centers, extending pool hours and canceling outdoor activities and community events. Some organizations are devoting extra attention to vulnerable populations, such as homeless and elderly residents, by employing measures to ensure they stay cool and hydrated in the dangerous heat.
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