A recent study from the City of Atlanta identifies the areas where people are most likely to suffer from severe heatstroke and even pass away.
Richard Elliot of Channel 2 discussed the findings on Channel 2 Action News at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. According to the city, it is an extremely detailed report of this type ever ordered by a significant American city.
Climate models developed by Georgia Tech’s Urban Climate Lab were employed in the city’s analysis of its heat exposure. You can tell which regions are warmer and which are cooler by looking at the map.
It examined factors such as how well subjects handled and responded to heat stress. The study used this information to create a list of the communities that were considered to be the most at risk for heat-related deaths and heat stroke.