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Connecticut Extreme Heat

Connecticut has one of the lowest extreme heat threats among the lower 48 states. Despite this low threat level, the state has included heat in its climate change adaptation plan.

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For more information on how prepared Connecticut is for its growing extreme heat threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Connecticut taking action?

  • Connecticut is one of only a few states to both have assessed their vulnerability to future extreme heat risks as well as developed an adaptation plan that addresses them
  • The Department of Health tracks statistics on the number of deaths, hospitalizations, and disease trends from extreme heat events
  • The Governor's Council on Climate Change monitors how the state addresses climate change challenges and regularly holds public meetings

Did you know...

  • Currently, Connecticut rarely experiences days with dangerous heat levels; by 2050, it is projected to see more than 10 danger days a year