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.gov Provides Resources For Dealing With Extreme Heat

By Pam Knox

Today a new website dedicated to providing resources for dealing with extreme heat was introduced. It is and is a product of the National Integrated Heat Health Information System. I have not heard of this initiative before, but it seems to be similar to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) that I work with on issues related to drought and soil moisture. This is a very timely period for it to be made available due to the recent spate of heat waves that have hit or are hitting various parts of the United States (and the world) this summer. Heat waves kill more people in the US than any other type of extreme weather according to many sources of such statistics. I encourage you to take a look at the site to see what resources it has. You can read more at Biden Administration launches with tools for communities facing extreme heat | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (

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