America's Preparedness Report Card

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Arizona has a lot of work to do. While already taking some action against the threats it faces today from extreme heat, drought, and wildfires, the state has done almost nothing to understand, plan for, and address its future risks.

Extreme Heat

Arizona is projected to see heat wave days more than triple by 2050, but it is not yet doing much to plan for and adopt heat-related adaptation measures.

Drought

By 2050, Arizona's summer drought threat is projected to be above average compared to other states, but its drought preparedness plans don't yet account for the effects of climate change.

Wildfires

Arizona's wildfire threat is among the highest in the nation. It gets a failing grade for its average level of preparedness in the face of a very high threat level.

Inland Flooding

Grades were assigned only when threats were identified as priorities for that state. For details, see the methodology.

Coastal Flooding

Grades were assigned only when threats were identified as priorities for that state. For details, see the methodology.