Heat Wave 2021
Washington State Department of Health. (2021). Heat Wave 2021.
This website explains why there were extreme heat-associated deaths during the 2021 heatwave in the Pacific Northwest and provides data tables on heat-related deaths broken down by county, gender, age, and race/ethnicity. They note that people aged 65+, infants and children under 4 years old, and people who are ill or taking certain medications are at higher risk for heat-related illness.