Camps were located in extremely desolate areas of the United States. Because of this, the climate at the camps varied from extreme cold to very hot. Generally speaking, the weather was not what most people were used to.

"It got so hot sometimes, it went up to 120, sometimes 125 degrees. You didn’t have any cooler or air conditioner. I remember wiping my forehead a lot with a rag... I know some of the people dug under the barracks, dug a hole like a dugout because it saved them from the suns rays. It was a little cooler down there but I couldn’t think of doing that because of the rattlesnakes and scorpions that might be around. I don’t know if you’ve seen a gila monster. Those things are ugly and we were told don’t let them bite you cause they’ll never let go so I didn’t want to get close to things like that." (Hitoshi S.)

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