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Kansas Extreme Heat

Kansas faces an average threat from extreme heat and has thus far done just an average job preparing for its risks. More preparation is needed in the face of projections showing the average number of heat wave days in Kansas could rise from 10 to 50 days a year by 2050.

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

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Is Kansas taking action?

  • Kansas has disaster response plans and emergency communication materials to help reduce impacts from extreme heat
  • The Kansas State Risk Assessments track the number of heat related deaths each year
  • However, the state has taken almost no steps to assess its vulnerability to climate change-related extreme heat or to develop a climate change adaptation plan

Did you know...

  • Kansas currently averages about 35 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, the state is projected to see this double to 70 such days a year