World's Hottest Place
And The Urgent Need For
Welcome to Death Valley, California, the world's hottest place, where temperatures soar to unimaginable heights.
Extreme Heat Records
Death Valley recently experienced a scorching heatwave, with temperatures reaching a mind-boggling 128 degrees Fahrenheit.
A Tragic Incident
Tragedy struck when 71-year-old hiker, Steve Curry, collapsed near the Golden Canyon trailhead. The temperature had risen to 121°F
Dangers of Extreme Heat
Steve Curry's death is not an isolated incident. Over the years, Death Valley has witnessed several fatalities due to soaring temperatures.
The Science Behind the Heat
Death Valley's unique geography traps heat. It is a long, narrow basin, 282 feet below sea level, enclosed by steep mountain ranges.
The Rainshadow Effect
When winter storms pass over mountain ranges, like the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains, they create a "rainshadow" effect, intensifying the dryness in Death Valley.
The Name "Death Valley
The valley's name, "Death Valley," comes from a tragic incident in the mid-19th century, when a group of pioneers feared the valley would become their grave
The Urgent PSA
Extreme heat is no joke. It can be deadly. We urge you not to underestimate its power.
Survival expert Cat Bigney emphasizes that deaths from extreme heat and dehydration are more common than we think.
Stay Safe in Extreme Heat
As record-breaking heat sweeps across the United States, let's prioritize our safety. Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces, especially if you're over 65.
Death Valley's extreme heat demands our respect and caution. Let's honor the memory of those who lost their lives and protect ourselves and our loved ones.
Stay Safe, Stay Informed