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This article explores increasing extreme weather threats facing American cities due to global climate change, including hurricanes, floods, heat waves, and wildfires. After explanation of such threats, the paper delves into case studies of the response and resiliency measures being undertaken by three preeminent coastal American cities to prepare for weather disasters: New York, Miami, and San Francisco. The paper concludes by providing guidance and recommendations for urban policymakers seeking to develop resiliency measures in the face of long-term effects and short-term emergencies created by climate and weather extremes. Such recommendations include how to initiate and fund development of climate resiliency measures as well as examples and best practices for developing resiliency and mitigation tools for different extreme weather threats