Every year, about 34 Miami-Dade County residents die from heat-related illness. Research shows the county could suffer 91 straight days of 100-degree temperatures or higher by 2053.
To prevent that future, Mayor Daniella Levine Cava unveiled the “Extreme Heat Action Plan,” the brainchild of a county think tank that drew input from hundreds of experts, elected leaders and stakeholders.
The plan aims to protect Miami-Dade’s most vulnerable residents living in marginalized communities by upgrading and cooling buildings, planting hundreds of thousands of trees, expanding access to shelter and water and supporting legislation to require safeguards for outdoor workers, among other efforts.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics