U.S. government launched a website to deal with the aftermath of a horrific heat wave

U.S. government launched a website to deal with the aftermath of a horrific heat wave

In recent years, the U.S. has been feverish from numerous natural disasters. Among them are tornadoes, tropical storms, wildfires, carrying colossal destruction and deaths of hundreds of people. And on top of that, some states are also suffering from abnormal heat waves.

It is impossible to prevent the impending disaster. All that the U.S. authorities can do is to inform the population about it, so the Presidential Administration launched the Heat.gov information website, created jointly with eleven agencies, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

It will feature weather maps showing current and expected temperature spikes across the U.S., along with appropriate prevention tips to help make heat waves easier to handle.

The information displayed on the maps will also help the administration determine how much funding is needed to deal with the effects of the heat wave. According to David Hayes, the administration’s climate adviser, that spending to date is $50 billion.

The presentation of Heat.gov comes at a time when the heat wave situation continues to escalate and the information being published helps at least somewhat to mitigate its effects. Joe Biden initiated an additional $2.3 billion for FEMA, some of which is financial assistance for low-income people to pay for working air conditioners and investments to build wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico.