Health Impacts of Extreme Weather

Extreme weather occurrences, such as hurricanes or typhoons, floods, heat waves, wildfires, droughts, and snowstorms, have an impact on people all over the world. Although there have always been extreme events on Earth, climate change may make them more often and more intense. 1.

Severe weather conditions pose a risk to people’s health and welfare. They may also interfere with the social and physical systems that communities and individuals depend on to be safe and healthy before, during, and following a weather-related disaster.