Keeping Our Cool: Extreme Heat in the Twin Cities Region

A report discusses how rising temperatures affect the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and how those effects can be mitigated.

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October 7, 2018, 11:00 AM PDT

By tgraham


Twin Cities

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The region faces challenges and opportunities due to climate change, and we can mitigate and reduce extreme heat impacts through thoughtful, collaborative, and proactive planning efforts. The Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) project includes tools and resources for local communities as well as analysis of Metropolitan Council systems and assets, including the following:

  • An interactive Localized Flood Screening Map Tool for community use in screening for potential risk of localized flooding from short-term, extreme rain events.
  • An interactive Extreme Heat Map Tool for community use in assessing natural or built environment features that affect extreme heat.
  • An analysis of Localized Flood Risk vulnerability.

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