Resilient & Healthy Community

Preparing our community for climate-driven emergencies through strengthened natural and social systems. 

Climate Vulnerabilities

Most Vulnerable Locations and Communities

Southern Nevada Extreme Heat Vulnerability Analysis, led by the RTC and Southern Nevada Strong, identified communities and locations where residents are most vulnerable to extreme heat. While everyone in Clark County is exposed to extreme temperatures, heat is not experienced equally. Low-income people, people with pre-existing health conditions, seniors and youth, and people living in urban heat island communities are especially vulnerable when it gets hot. The study features an interactive map of heat exposure and other variables that residents can use to explore their neighborhoods.

Resources to Beat the Heat in Clark County

Did You Know...

During extreme heat events, the County opens cooling stations in key locations around the County. These stations provide shelter and water to the public to combat potentially dangerous health impacts of heat waves. 

Planning for the Future

Shade Structures to Beat the Heat

While Clark County residents are familiar with hot temperatures, extreme heat events continue to increase in severity and frequency, causing significant stress to people and ecosystems. As temperatures increase, drought conditions are expected to worsen, which has significant implications for water access for people, businesses, and our natural resources. To adapt to the extreme temperatures we will continue to experience, we can take steps to ensure our community members are safe at home, at work, and as they get around. For example, Clark County and transportation partners aim to increase the percent of transit stops with shade structures to 100% by 2040.


Percent of Transit Stops with Shade Structures = 43%


Percent of Transit Stops without Shade Structures = 57%

Leading by Example

Emergency Response Planning

The County is taking steps to assess vulnerabilities in our communities and strategically prepare for emergency situations. 

  • In 2018, eleven jurisdictions including Clark County came together to assess the region’s vulnerability to a wide range of hazards and identify strategies for mitigation. The resulting Clark County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was released in 2018. The County then followed up with its own emergency response plan in 2019. You can visit Clark County's website to download the County's Emergency Response plans.
  • The Climate Vulnerability Assessment (CVA) is a tool that can tell us where we are most vulnerable to climate impacts and where we need to adapt. Identifying systems that are most vulnerable to certain climate impacts, such as electricity infrastructure to extreme heat or forest habitats to wildfires, helps us prioritize actions that increase our resilience.

Our Roadmap to a Resilient Future

Explore the goals, strategies, and actions in the All-In Community Plan. Use the dropdown table to see the progress we've made towards implementing each action!

Are You All-In?

Contribute to a More Resilient Clark County

We can go All-In on resilience by engaging all members of our community in climate change education, emergency preparedness, and collective care. Take advantage of these resources. 

Escape extreme heat with heat maps, cooling centers, and more County resources
Get up to speed and stay informed with Clark County's digital resilience apps
Be prepared for any emergency with FEMA's Emergency Supply Checklist