Photos show how people are handling extreme heat in the west, as the week sees record temperatures

At the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek in Denver, Colorado, people cool off in the water on June 14, 2021. AP Photo / Brittany Peterson
The west of the country will break several heat records this week.
It is expected that around 200 million people will experience temperatures above 90 degrees.
Officials are warning residents to look out for signs of heat exhaustion.
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The western United States is experiencing a heat wave that is likely to cause wildfires.
People cool off in the water at the confluence of South Platte Rivers and Cherry Creek in Denver, Monday, June 14, 2021. AP Photo / Brittany Peterson
The heat wave is driving electricity demand in much of the western part of the country, a region already experiencing drought, Axios reported.
The heat will move the western region from "extreme" to "exceptional" drought.
Mary Ann Brown, center, cools off in the water with her grandchildren during a heat wave in Lake Havasu, Arizona, the United States, June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Bridget Bennett
The heat will continue to dry out the soil and increase the demand for electricity, which comes at a time when hydropower plants are not performing well, reported Axios.
On Monday, around 43 million people in the west and southwest were under heat alarm.
Dogs play in the water at the confluence of South Platte Rivers and Cherry Creek in Denver, Wednesday, June 14, 2021. AP Photo / Brittany Peterson
NBC News reported that many cities are expected to hit new high temperature records this week.
Around 200 million people are expected to experience temperatures in excess of 90 degrees this week.
Sarah Bulat cools off in the water during a heat wave in Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA, June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Bridget Bennett
About 40 million will experience temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, NBC reported.
Cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas are expected to stay above 110 for the rest of the week.
People cool off in the water at the confluence of South Platte Rivers and Cherry Creek in Denver, Monday, June 14, 2021. AP Photo / Brittany Peterson
Even cities located at high altitudes in the mountains, such as Grand Junction, Colorado and Billings, Montana, are expected to stay above 100 ° F this week, NBC reported.
Death Valley is expected to reach 127 ° F.
Children play in the water at the confluence of South Platte Rivers and Cherry Creek in Denver, Monday, June 14, 2021. AP Photo / Brittany Peterson
The Las Vegas National Weather Service reported that 10 day records are due to be broken this week.
⚠️ DANGEROUS HEAT hits the SW Desert this week, with excessive heat warnings Monday through Saturday.
What can you expect in #LasVegas?

? Morning temperatures 88-90F
? Potential to break the Las Vegas (117F) all-time heat record
? Numerous broken daily records # VegasWeather #NvWx pic.twitter.com/GSxKsubZMF
- NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 14, 2021
Forecasters noted that the last time temperatures were so high that there were multiple deaths.
Boats are seen on the water during a heat wave in Lake Havasu, Arizona, the United States, June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Bridget Bennett
Axios reported that "nearly 30 deaths and over 350 heat-related injuries and temporary power outages" were reported during a hot spell in southern Nevada that lasted from June to early July 2013.
The National Weather Service has warned people to look out for signs of heat exhaustion.
Sarah Bulat (L) and Tricia Watts relax in the water during a heat wave in Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA, June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Bridget Bennett
⚠️KNOW THE SIGNS! ⚠️

Heat stroke is caused when the body overheats from prolonged exposure to high temperatures. It is a medical emergency and can be life-threatening! If you or someone you know shows signs of heat stroke, call 9-1-1 right away! #nvwx #azwx #cawx #vegasweather pic.twitter.com/BeFFssNFNG
- NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) June 14, 2021
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