For the past 25 years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published yearly the Statement on the State of the Global Climate, sharing scientific information about the global climate, significant weather and climate events occurring around the world.
According to the Department of Transportation, weather-related crashes account for over 480,000 injuries and more than 6,000 deaths each year. Take precautions on the freeways this season to keep you and other travelers safe. More information and safety tips can be found on NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation Webpage.
When extreme weather patterns emerge, hospitals must prepare for many potential issues such as rolling blackouts from increased power usage and patient surges in the ER. See resources below to help prepare for these and other potential heat related concerns.