As global warming continues and sea levels rise, nearly every type of severe weather will become stronger and more unpredictable.

Over the last 30 years, hurricanes and tropical storms have grown more likely to intensify before landfall

Precipitation has been trending towards intense single-day rainfall.  This will only worsen over time and lead to flash-flooding scenarios.

NASA predicts that the single-day record-breaking heat we typically experience every 20 years,   will occur as often as every two to three years.

As global temperatures rise, much-needed water will be pulled from the ground, creating extended droughts.

By providing guidance during storms, emergency response officials help us prepare.

Stores of medical, food, and water supplies  will be beneficial  in the  wake of future hurricanes and storms.

Funding should go to fortifying rivers and dams, and essential locations like hospitals should install flood barriers.

Anyone without access to a cooling system could shelter in a public building during extreme heat waves.

To combat drought, cities need to build water reserves and encourage citizens  to conserve water where possible.

Even though we may not be able to prevent severe storms brought on by climate change, we can band together and prepare to withstand the effects.