In recent years, we have witnessed and experienced the impact of extreme temperatures on the health and livelihoods of people within our communities across the US and Canada. In extreme heat, your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to sickness and even death. In fact, extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.
We can prepare ourselves and our communities for extreme weather events and help save lives. Here are a few resources related to extreme heat preparedness you can reference or share with others.