A heat wave sweeping across the United States has left residents scrambling to cook food in their homes and businesses.
A hot, dry weather has made it difficult to prepare meals and many residents are relying on a free service from local bakeries.
At the Texas State Capitol in Austin, a hot day that was forecast to reach 90 degrees on Monday left the building flooded and flooded-out.
The Capitol Police, which are stationed in the building, responded to the call at 11:50 a.m. and closed off the streets.
The Capitol was inundated with nearly 10 inches of rain overnight and many streets were flooded.
“We are still looking for the person responsible,” Capitol Police Chief Michael McCrum told the Austin American-Statesman.
“We are trying to determine who was responsible for the flooding.”
The Capitol is one of several U.S. congressional districts that is facing heat waves that have killed at least 20 people and caused billions of dollars in damage.
The Texas heatwave is also expected to spread across the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
In the U, Prime Minister Theresa May is warning that the heatwave could be deadly for the British economy.
This article was written by Jon Ralston and originally appeared on The Jerusalem Daily News.
It may be republished with permission.