US Climate and Health Alliance

Climate Change and Extreme Heat: What You Can Do to Prepare


Extreme heat events in the United States are already occurring and expected to become more common, more severe, and longer-lasting as our climate changes. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this booklet to identify steps that you can take now to prepare for an extreme heat event—and to help your families, friends, and neighbors, too. This booklet answers some of the key questions about extreme heat in a changing climate: why extreme heat is on the rise, how it might affect you, and what you can do before and during an extreme heat event to reduce your health risk.

Resource Type
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Resource URL
October, 2016
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Organization Type
Us fed gov
Health and Human Impact
Heat illness/extreme temperature
Climate and Environmental Impact
Disaster preparedness Public health/health sector response

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