Heat Awareness and Health
Extreme Heat Warnings and Safety: What You Should Know & What You Can Do
Miami is experiencing more heat than ever before, and climatologists predict significant further increases in record-breaking temperatures for our city in the future. By definition, extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. Learning about heat’s impacts on your health is important.
Because Miami is subtropical, the dangers of heat are often underestimated. High temperatures are linked to increased hospitalizations, deaths, and many other adverse health impacts. In fact, nationally, extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.
Read the press release about the campaign here.
View the Heat Awareness press conference on National Heat Awareness Day May 28, 2021.