Get Ready

Climate change is here. On any given week we may experience a major rainstorm with down trees, power outages and blocked roads due to flooding. Or, we battle the effects of a heatwave with extreme temps that present health risks and dangers to the environment.

Advanced planning and preparation helps us weather the effects of our changing climate.

Tips for planning and preparation

Register for Emergency Alerts

Stay in the know

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Make a plan

Know your risks and plan ahead

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Stay safe during floods

Wise words from local police: turn around, don’t drown

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Prepare your home for storms

Feel prepared, not scared

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Support your neighbors

Look out for those in need

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Prepare for the Health-Related Impacts of Climate Change

Local weather data shows that the average daily temperature is on the rise, creating a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and ticks. Rising pollen and mold also exacerbate asthma and allergies.

Heat-related illness

Knowledge is key, so you don’t have to sweat it

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Asthma & allergies

Tips to breathe a little easier

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Mosquitoes & ticks

Get out there, safely

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Quick Facts:

Get Ready

It’s not your imagination.

Our temperatures are soaring. The average annual temperature in Mercer County has increased by more than 3 degrees Fahrenheit during the past century.

Rain rain, go away.

In 2018, Mercer County experienced the highest annual precipitation ever recorded; a developing trend.

The Princeton Climate Action Plan.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Every $1 spent to make buildings flood, wind, and fire-resistant can save the nation $6 in future disaster costs.

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The Princeton Climate Action Plan identifies multiple strategies to protect us from flooding by building the infrastructure needed to respond to climate change, and to prepare residents for the health impacts.