Heat Resource Center

Comprehensive advice, tips and tricks, and resources to help your community prepare for and withstand heat waves

HomeHeat Resource Center

Is your community prepared for heat waves?

Heat waves can pose severe risks. This extreme weather phenomenon not only disrupts daily routines, but can also lead to serious health issues such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, young children, and individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

Moreover, heat waves can exacerbate drought conditions, intensify wildfires, and strain power grids due to increased usage of air conditioning, thus amplifying their potential for widespread harm.

How do heat waves happen?

Heat waves typically occur when high atmospheric pressure traps hot air in an area, resulting in abnormally high temperatures that persist for several days or even weeks. The swift onset and prolonged nature of heat waves can have a profound impact on communities.

Beat the heat with insights from our experts

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We’ve put together some resources from FEMA, CDC, and other trusted organizations to help you prepare for and ensure the safety of your community during extreme heat and heat waves.

These resources cover a wide range of topics, including tips for staying cool, recognizing heat-related illnesses, and developing an emergency plan.