News - Jordan Clark

While heatwaves are the deadliest form of weather disaster in the United States, federal law does not spell out that they are eligible for major disaster declarations, which unlocks federal resources for states in need. The omission disincentivizes communities from including extreme heat in their hazard mitigation plans, Jordan Clark, a postdoctoral associate at the Nicholas Institute's Heat Policy Innovation Hub, told The Guardian.

As the school year starts across North Carolina, students are returning to classes, athletics and other activities even as weather forecasters caution about high temperatures. Ashley Ward and Jordan Clark, both of the Nicholas Institute's Heat Policy Innovation Hub, discussed the policy implications for keeping children safe amid extreme heat in this NC Health News article.

Highlands County, FL, has been under numerous heat advisories or excessive heat warnings as middle and high school students gear up for fall sports. Jordan Clark, a postdoctoral associate at the Nicholas Institute's Heat Policy Innovation Hub, offered tips for athletes and coaches to the Highlands News-Sun.

Jordan Clark, a postdoctoral associate at the Nicholas Institute, joined WRAL to discuss recommendations from the Heat Policy Innovation Hub to keep student-athletes safe as they train and compete in high temperatures.

The blistering heat and enveloping humidity that has wrapped its slimy tentacles around the Southeast and beyond this summer isn’t a brief bit of sweaty misery to be tolerated. It’s a full heat season now—long and dangerous and in need of year-round attention, three Duke scholars argued Thursday during a virtual briefing for media.

A new policy brief from the Heat Policy Innovation Hub offers a comprehensive strategy for high school athletic associations to ensure the health and well-being of student-athletes as they train and compete in high temperatures.

As the start of summer ushers in an El Niño-fueled heat season, a new Duke University program aims to reduce the impacts of extreme heat on human health and well-being.

Coastal Review highlights recent Nicholas Institute report Defining Extreme Heat as a Hazard: A Review of Current State Hazard Mitigation Plans and quotes Nicholas Institute expert and report co-author Ashley Ward. Ward delves into why heat is one of the most misunderstood weather events and the guidance her and co-author Jordan Clark intend the report to have for states.

A new Nicholas Institute report scores how well states account for extreme heat in their most recent federally mandated hazard mitigation plans. The report also offers recommendations to help state emergency managers adequately evaluate the threat of extreme heat as they update their plans.