Ready and Resilient: A Guide to Extreme Weather for Saint Paul Residents
This report on climate impacts of Saint Paul, Minnesota, describes the results of a climate impact assessment, and offers best practices and measures that residents can take to protect themselves.
The assessment focuses on three areas:
- Increased severe storm frequency and precipitation changes – discussing increased pollution, flash flooding, and power outages, as well as agricultural uncertainty
- Hotter summers – including drought, negative health impacts, and necessary infrastructure investment
- Warmer, icier winters – describing the effects of freezing rain and reduced pest die off
The report also provides a checklist for individuals to determine how at risk they are to climate change.
The best practices part of the report outlines a basic disaster preparedness plan and details how to create a disaster preparedness kit. Additionally, best practices are discussed for mitigating extreme heat, preparing for power outages, and implementing green infrastructure to combat flooding and stormwater runoff.
Publication Date: June 2014
Authors or Affiliated Users:
- Samantha Burlager
- Akilah Sanders-Reed
- Education/training materials
- Air temperature
- Extreme storms and hurricanes
- Heat waves
- Invasive species and pests
- Precipitation changes