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2021 Arizona Heat Awareness Week

By | May 10th, 2021|Preparedness|

Brutal summer heat can be more than just unpleasant. If you don’t take precautions, extreme temperatures can cause illness and even death.  That’s why ADHS and the National Weather Service are joining forces to mark Arizona Heat Awareness Week from May 10-14. This is a chance to learn how to protect yourself and others from [...]

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Make Preparations for the Upcoming Monsoon Season

By | June 13th, 2017|Preparedness|

Monsoon season is fast-approaching and with it thunderstorm activity that will continue through September, during which more than half of Arizona’s yearly rainfall will occur. You and your family will be able to enjoy some great views of Arizona’s extreme weather, but it is also important to be aware that thunderstorms may result in alerts for flash flooding, high winds, and lightning. This [...]

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Partnering to Prevent Health Effects of Extreme Weather

By | July 5th, 2016|Preparedness|

Weather hazards like extreme heat, flash flooding, dust storms, and wildfires often occur this time of year in Arizona. Last week, ADHS partnered with ASU to put together an interactive workshop where over 20 representatives from local health departments, environmental services, emergency management, transportation, weather service, and universities discussed weather hazards and the populations most [...]

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The Public Health of Weather

By | October 30th, 2012|Preparedness|

Our Office of Environmental Health is one of only 8 states awarded a cooperative agreement with the CDC for adapting to extreme weather and its effects on public health. Heat is the number one killer among all weather related causes of death across the country and in Arizona… more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires [...]

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Extreme Heat Video

By | August 31st, 2011|General, Prevention|

Last summer we applied for funding from the CDC under the Climate-Ready Initiative to develop the Extreme Weather and Public Health materials.  The program is focusing on heat related illnesses and ways to increase knowledge of healthy responses to excessive heat situations.  The program worked with Kate Hoy and Dallas Teat to produce a training [...]

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