America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Montana Extreme Heat

Montana has a smaller extreme heat threat than most states, but it has also taken less action to prepare than all but one other state. It therefore receives a failing grade for its actions to address its heat risks. Montana has barely begun to understand climate change-related extreme heat in the state and has taken no action to plan for it.



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


Is Montana Taking Action?

  • Montana has taken almost no steps to begin to understand its future vulnerabilities to extreme heat events
  • The state has also not taken any action to develop a climate change adaptation plan that addresses extreme heat or implement strategies to improve Montana's resilience
  • The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) does have some initiatives on the health impacts of extreme heat events, but the Montana State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan does not cover extreme heat events

Did you know...

  • Currently, Montana averages 5 days a year with temperatures exceeding dangerous or extremely dangerous levels. By 2050, the state is projected see nearly 15 such days a year