America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Missouri Extreme Heat

Missouri has done an average job preparing for its average threat from extreme heat. Like most states it doing a lot to address its current risks. But beyond acknowledging that climate change could cause an increase in temperatures, the state has not taken many steps to prepare for future extreme heat risks. 



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


Is Missouri Taking Action?

  • Missouri is taking strong action to prepare for current heat risks through its Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan and State Emergency Management Agency (ESHMP) activities
  • However, beyond acknowledging increasing temperatures in its ESHMP, the state has taken only limited action to understand its future heat risks, and no action to begin planning for or adapting to them

Did you know...

  • Currently, Missouri averages 15 days a year with temperatures reaching extreme and dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected to see more than 60 such days a year
  • By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Missouri is also projected to more than quadruple, from nearly 15 to more than 60 a year