On August 7th, more than 100 volunteers in Montgomery County, MD participated in the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) “Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign”.
On July 26th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched a new portal, Heat.gov, to provide the public and community decision makers with clear, timely, and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.
This dataset and tool are directly responsive to requests Dr. Spinrad heard from health practitioners at a NOAA Climate and Equity Roundtable event held in October 2021.
NOAA partners with Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, and the Centers for Disease Control to issue notification of emerging risk of Rift Valley Fever in East Africa due to El Niño-related rains.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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