America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Georgia Extreme Heat

Georgia is one of the states most vulnerable to extreme heat due to the combination of having a lot of people vulnerable to extreme heat and a large number of heat wave days a year.



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


Is Georgia taking action?

  • Georgia has taken more action than most states to address its current heat risks through sector-specific programs and the state's Hazard Mitigation Strategy
  • Georgia's State Energy Strategy recognizes future climate change-related extreme heat, although the state has not conducted a detailed vulnerability assessment
  • Georgia has not developed a statewide climate change adaptation nor implemented adaptation strategies to improve extreme heat resilience

Did you know...

  • Georgia currently averages about 20 dangerous heat days a year; by 2050, it is projected to see more than 90 such days a year