#SummerReady Extreme Heat Summit

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In coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), this summit is part of FEMA’s #SummerReady campaign, focusing on actions state, local, tribal, territorial leaders can take to reduce the effects of extreme temperatures.  

Date: August 28, 2023

Time: 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: Virtual

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Event Details

Join Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell for a #SummerReady Extreme Temperatures Summit, bringing together state, local, tribal and territorial leaders to discuss best practices and success stories of communities taking action to mitigate the impacts of extreme heat. The summit is a pivotal component of FEMA's #SummerReady campaign, aimed at raising awareness about extreme heat risks, promoting preparedness among the public, and offering valuable resources for government stakeholders, emergency managers, and the media to effectively communicate these risks and foster resilient communities. 

This webinar was recorded; captioning and ASL interpretation are provided. A transcript of the full webinar is also available.


Alejandro Mayorkas
Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell, FEMA Administrator
Victoria Salinas
Victoria Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience
Thomas Sivak
Thomas Sivak, Region 5 Administrator, FEMA
  • The Honorable John Bel Edwards, Governor of Louisiana 
  • Michael Williams, Sr., Chief, Akiak Native Community 
  • The Honorable Edgar Flores, Nevada State Senator for District 2 
  • Brigid Shea, Commissioner, Travis County, Texas
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