Heat Safety

Extreme Heat Related Maps

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.

The following maps reflect the ongoing work of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to visually represent the populations that may be most vulnerable to extreme heat events throughout the state. The selected indicators that are represented include: children under the age of five, elderly adults, elderly adults that live alone, and economically disadvantaged families and individuals. These social indicators have been selected after a thorough review of both public and academic reports that similarly try to visualize vulnerability to extreme heat events and heat-related illnesses in other parts of the country. We represent demographic data at both the county and census tract levels to demonstrate state-wide and more local patterns. Additionally, we have represented demographic data in absolute numbers as well as percentages of appropriate populations.

Social Vulnerability Indicators

County Level Maps

Census Tract Level Maps

Note: Information provided in PDF files.