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Floods, Droughts, and Extreme Weather Events

As the climate changes, extreme weather events will occur more frequently, including both droughts and floods. These extreme weather events will impact health in many ways. For example, changes in precipitation will alter our food chain, drinking water supplies, and wildfire patterns. Floods can devastate communities and result in drownings, infections, displacement from one's home, and long-lasting mental health effects.

How does climate change affect extreme weather events?

Climate change is expected to increase both droughts and flooding.

Some areas of California may experience extreme drought, while others may have risks from increased flooding.

How do extreme weather events impact health?

Extreme weather can impact health in a variety of ways, including:

Who will be most affected?

Resources on climate change and extreme weather events

Cal-Adapt - Streamflow

Be Prepared California

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