On July 2, 2012 the people in the eastern United States of America from Indiana to New Jersey still have no electricity to cool themselves during the very hot summer.
First there were violent storms that knock down power, damaged cars and buildings and killed at least 13 people and now there will be no electricity for days.
It was reported it may take a week or more before the power can be restored for everybody in the effected areas.
I am sad and sorry for the people who have to endure the heat without the electricity to help them cool themselves.
That means they cannot turn on the fan or the air-conditioner.
There will be no cold drinks and ice-creams for days because the fridges need electricity to work.
Maddux Lorenzo, 15 months old (R) and his sister, Sam, 3 years old, from Chicago, play in a water fountain to beat the heat gripping the nation’s capital while in the Capital Heights neighborhood of Washington, July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
People play in the fountain at Washington Square Park in New York July 1, 2012. Much of the eastern United States sweltered under oppressive heat for at least the third straight day on Sunday, after violent storms that took a dozen lives and knocked out power to more than 3 million customers. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York June 30, 2012. About 3.9 million homes and businesses were without power on Saturday amid a record heat wave in the eastern United States after deadly thunderstorms downed power lines from Indiana to New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A sunflower shows sings of stress during a record breaking heat wave that is moving across the country Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Graham Gallaway shields himself with a hat as he picks green beans under the hot sun at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro, N.C., Friday, June 29, 2012. Triple-digit temperatures are expected for several days in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Swimmers try and keep cool in near 100 degree temperatures at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights, Mich., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
From left, Amelia Schendel, her sister Alison Schendel and Madeline Ahern, all on vacation from Minnesota, enjoy the cool water on a hot summer day at Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Temperatures in Illinois are forecast to top 100 degrees by Thursday, and authorities are urging the public to be cautious. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
Parker Farrell, 2, cools off in the lake at Millenium Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., as temperatures rose to a high of 96 degrees on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Matthew Busch)