Deadly heat wave kills 33 across southern Quebec

加拿大致命热浪来袭,造成33人死亡
时间:2018-07-07 单词数:2610

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导读:加拿大当地官员说,有33人死于魁北克省南部地区的热浪。

加拿大致命热浪来袭,造成33人死亡__双语新闻

Thirty-three people have died in a heat wave that has baked the southern part of the Canadian province of Quebec, officials say.

加拿大当地官员说,有33人死于魁北克省南部地区的热浪。

The sweltering weather began last Friday with temperatures hitting 35C (95F) and high humidity.

随着气温达到35摄氏度(95华氏度)和湿度的增高,闷热的天气从上周五开始持续。

The death toll has climbed every day this week, with most of the victims between the ages of 50 to 80.

本周,死亡人数每天都在攀升,大多数死者年龄介于50至80岁之间。

The heat wave is the worst the province has seen in decades, officials say.

当地官员说,这次热浪是魁北克省几十年来最严重的一次。

Officials are urging people to drink plenty of water and stay in the shade.

当地官员们正在敦促人们多喝水并尽量待在阴凉处。

We’re doing everything we can, said Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante.

蒙特利尔市市长瓦莱丽.普拉特说:“我们正竭尽所能。”

The city has opened pools and air conditioned spaces to the public.

该市已向公众开放了游泳池和空调场所。

Mayor Plante said first responders have been going door-to-door, checking on some 15,000 vulnerable residents.

市长普拉特表示,第一批救援人员已挨家挨户检查大约15,000名老弱病残居民。

So far, 18 of the 33 deaths have been in Montreal, the most populous city in the province, with other deaths in surrounding regions.

到目前为止,33名死者中有18人死于蒙特利尔,蒙特利尔是魁北克省人口最多的城市,其他死者属于周边地区。

I’m counting on Montrealers to knock on doors, maybe of a neighbour, just to find out if the person is OK. It’s a team effort, said Mayor Plante.

“我希望蒙特利尔的人们能够相互敲门,也许是作为邻居,也许只是为了确认对方是否安全,这需要每个市民的努力,”市长普拉特说。

Heat waves can be especially deadly for the very young, very old and infirm, said public health officials.

公共卫生官员说,对于婴幼儿、年老体弱者来说,热浪会非常致命。

Montreal public health official Mylene Drouin told the CBC that most of the Montrealers who died were over 65, had no air conditioning and had prior health issues.

蒙特利尔市公共卫生官员米林?德劳因告诉加拿大广播公司,大多数死者年龄超过65岁,家里没有空调,并且曾经存在健康方面的问题。

Average temperatures in Montreal are way above the usual 25C at this time of year.

今年夏季,蒙特利尔市的平均气温一直走高,往年此时通常只有25℃。

The heat is supposed to ease off on Friday, according to Environment Canada, with highs dropping to 24C.

根据加拿大环境部的数据,周五的气温有望缓解,最高温度降至24℃。

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