America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Florida Extreme Heat

Florida is projected to see the biggest increase in its extreme heat threat of any state by 2050 yet the state has not implemented any plans to prepare for its future heat risk.



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


Is Florida taking action?

  • While the Department of Health has conducted an assessment of how future excessive heat could affect public health, Florida has taken no action to implement plans for its future heat risks
  • Like most states, Florida is working to improve its preparedness for the heat risks it is facing today 

Did you know...

  • Florida's average summer high temperatures have been rising since the 1970s
  • Florida currently has an average of 25 dangerous heat days each year; by 2050, it is projected to see 130 such days each year, more than any other state