Excessive Heat

Heat is the Number 1 weather-related killer. On average, excessive heat causes more than 1,500 death per year in the United States, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

That average death tally exceeds the average caused by tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and lightning combined.
  1. Cooling Centers

    Health officials recommend avoiding the excessive heat by staying in an air-conditioned building if possible.

  2. Heat Health Recommendations

    Find a list of helpful recommendations for dealing with the excessive summer heat.

  3. Heat Illness Symptoms

    Anyone can suffer from a heat-related illness. Those at greater risk include infants and young children, people 65 or older, and those who are already ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure.

  4. Weather Warnings & Advisories

    Each National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) can issue heat-related bulletins as conditions warrant.