On my assignment today, we had to stand outside in the blistering heat for about an hour.
I was covering an announcement from Citgo that they're supplying energy-efficient light bulbs to 7,000 Houston households. They talked about the extreme heat and how important it is for low-income residents to stay cool and still save money on their energy bills. As the speakers droned on, they appeared to be oblivious to our misery. I don't think they even noticed when an older woman got sick from the heat and was put in a car and taken to the hospital.