America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Alabama Extreme Heat

Extreme heat is the greatest climate threat that Alabama faces. While the state has taken strong action to address current risks, it has done almost nothing to address its future risks. More preparedness actions are needed.



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


Is Alabama taking action?

  • The state produces monthly reports that track temperature and precipitation trends, but has not yet used the data to assess changes in these trends
  • Like most states, Alabama has programs in place that help prepare for the heat risks it faces today
  • Alabama has taken almost no action to plan for its future risks and has a lot of work to do to increase its level of preparedness

Did you know...

  • Alabama currently has an average of 25 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, it is projected to see more than 90 such days a year