Extreme Weather and Public Health
Temperatures are rising outdoors. Stay hydrated and safe in the Arizona heat! Heat is the number one weather-related cause of death in Arizona and across the country. Check out our latest heat illness and death surveillance data for 2014.
Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from May to September. Heat-related illnesses are common during the summer. Year after year, nearly 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms because of heat-related illnesses. Some heat-related illnesses could even be fatal. Over 1,500 deaths from exposure to excessive natural heat have occurred in Arizona from 2000 to 2012. A summary of heat-related deaths and illness has been reported in the Trends in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in Arizona, 2012 report.
- Older Adult Toolkit
- Outdoor Worker Toolkit
- School Toolkit
- Heat-Related Illness
- Extreme Heat Related Maps
- Heat Index Calculator
Stay Informed: Sign Up for Heat Alerts!
The Extreme Weather & Public Health Program values your partnership and your time. In an effort to be more efficient, we are changing the system we use to communicate health related information to you. This list will be used for Heat Alerts; it will not replace but will enhance the person to person contact you have come to expect. Registering for this email communication will allow us to keep you up to date on information that supports your efforts to improve the health of all Arizonans.
To add yourself to this list please do the following:
- Visit the ADHS Communications sign up page
- Enter your email address and click "Continue"
- Click the box next to "Heat Alerts"
- Feel free to choose additional topics you would like to receive info on from ADHS