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

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  • Assessment
  • Education/training materials

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