America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Nevada Extreme Heat

Nevada faces an average threat from extreme heat, but has taken the least amount of action overall to prepare for its risks, compared to other states. Nevada has taken significantly less action than most states to prepare for current risks and has taken almost no action at all to prepare for its future risks.



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


Is Nevada Taking Action?

  • Nevada’s Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies extreme heat as a low risk for the state and therefore does not include mitigation actions. However, it does provide resources to help citizens, especially vulnerable populations, protect themselves from heat waves
  • Overall, Nevada has taken almost no action to assess and understand its vulnerability to climate change-related extreme heat, develop a detailed climate change adaptation, or take any steps to implement strategies to help the state improve its resilience against future extreme heat risks
  • There is also no evidence of action to incorporate climate change projections associated with extreme heat into state-level programs, investments, or activities

Did you know...

  • Currently, Nevada averages 20 a year days classified as dangerous or extremely dangerous according to the NWS Heat Index. By 2050, Nevada is projected to see nearly 30 such days a year
  • By 2050, the typical number of heat wave days in Nevada is projected to increase from 15 to nearly 55 days a year