Lake County Florida has seen some of the worst heatwave and heatwave-related deaths in the state since records began in 1976.
Key points:A man was found dead in a lake in Florida last weekA Florida woman died of heatstroke in her bedroom in JuneAnother man died in his home in July after he had to evacuate his home after a heatwaveIn the Florida Keys, at least one woman died on Tuesday while she slept in her home after being unable to get a temperature in her car.
The Florida Department of Health has confirmed a man died last week after being found in a hot spot on Lake St. Lucie in the Keys.
The man, who had no pulse, died at a hospital.
Lake St. Clair resident and former teacher Michelle L. Johnson, who also works at the Lake St Lucie Water and Power Company, was found at the scene of the drowning.
She had been in her Lake St Clair home for about two hours when she heard her husband’s screams and called 911.
She said the temperature was in the high 90s and she thought the house was on fire.
“I thought it was an explosion,” she told ABC News.
“He just kept screaming at me, ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breath.'”
Ms Johnson, 48, is the wife of the man’s sister and lived in the house with him for four years.
She has been unable to tell her son the truth about what happened, she said.
“We are all in shock,” she said on Monday.
“It is such a big shock.
It is so sad.”
Lake St Lucies resident Kari Smith was at the same home on Monday when she noticed the temperature had dropped.
She also noticed her windows had a white sheen.
“You can see it, I saw it,” Ms Smith said.
She was able to walk out and see the man was unconscious.
“When I came back, he was just laying there, he didn’t move.
I had to call 911.”
She said her husband called her when he heard his wife’s screams.
“All he said was, ‘Mom, you know how bad it is out here.'”
It was the first time I’ve heard him say that,” Ms Johnson said.ABC/wiresTopics:climate-change,health,environment,disasters-and-accidents,health-policy,healthcare-facilities,lake-county-florida,united-statesFirst posted May 04, 2021 19:25:33