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Lessons Learned from an High-Heat Summer + Other Challenges


On Tuesday, November 10th the Climate Ready SMC Extreme Heat Task Force held a webinar to review lessons learned from an unprecedented summer of high heats during fires and COVID-19. We heard learnings and perspectives from County Emergency Services, Office of Sustainability, Health, and Redwood City and North Fair Oaks Council. A key lesson is that while we didn’t reach the technical triggers for an extreme heat designation over the summer, many of our communities, especially those in the southeast, struggled to find respite given the poor air quality and closures due to COVID-19. The webinar recording can be found at