Southern Nevada Extreme Heat Vulnerability Analysis2021-10-07T10:40:58-07:00

Southern Nevada Extreme Heat Vulnerability Analysis

Through the development of a heat vulnerability index and map, the “Southern Nevada Extreme Heat Vulnerability Analysis” identifies areas in the region where populations are at high risk to extreme heat. This report provides an overview of the research and approach taken to identify these areas, including:

  • A synopsis of Southern Nevada’s warming climate and its impact on heat-related health outcomes
  • Factors that increase risk for heat-related illness and death
  • Development of a heat vulnerability index to determine the spatial distribution of the vulnerability to extreme heat in the region
  • Discussion of results, including profiles of four areas of high vulnerability in Southern Nevada
  • A survey of actions other cities and regions have explored to address extreme heat.

These findings can help public health officials, city planners, and service providers target resources that help minimize health impacts, whether through short-term emergency management efforts or longer-term urban planning interventions.


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