Amir Brown, 15, tries to cool down while helping his mother set up a stand selling cold drinks near the National Mall on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Washington. Credit: Nathan Howard / AP

SEATTLE — The White House on Tuesday announced the launch of, a federal website to spread awareness and resources so the public and policymakers can better respond to extreme heat.

The website will have heat forecasts from numerous federal agencies, guides to plan and prepare for high temperatures, and opportunities to support public health programs and communities at higher risk of heat exposure.

“President Biden has directed us to respond to the extreme heat gripping the nation. Extreme heat is a silent killer, yet it affects more Americans than any other weather emergency — particularly our nation’s most vulnerable,” Gina McCarthy, White House national climate adviser, said in a news release Tuesday. is an exciting new and accessible website designed to help everyone become engaged with their community, their state-level government, and federal partners, to take actions that can reduce the deadly health impacts of extreme heat.” was created through a collaboration among federal agencies including the National Integrated Heat Health Information System, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and others.

Nicholas Turner, The Seattle Times