On June 29, 2021, D.C. Policy Center Executive Director, Dr. Yesim Sayin Taylor, was quoted by NBC4:
“When such extreme heat hits certain parts of the city, it’s no longer a minor annoyance. It could be a life-changing, life-threatening event,” Yesim Sayin Taylor, the executive director of the D.C. Policy Center said. According to the D.C. Policy Center’s research, residents living in heat islands are more likely to be elderly with preexisting health issues and without good health care, therefore, they’re more susceptible to the dangers of heat.
Read more: Melting Yet? DC Area Hot, Humid Through Wednesday | NBC4
Related: D.C.’s heat islands | D.C. Policy Center

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