America's Preparedness Report Card

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Connecticut is one of the leaders in preparing for its climate threats, which include extreme heat, inland flooding, and coastal flooding. It is one of only a few states that have a detailed climate change adaptation plan that covers these climate threats.

Extreme Heat

Connecticut has one of the lowest extreme heat threats among the lower 48 states. Despite this low threat level, the state has included heat in its climate change adaptation plan.

Drought

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

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

Connecticut is one of the leaders in preparing for inland flooding risks. It is one of only a few states that have taken action to create policies and funding opportunities to increase resilience to climate change-related inland flooding.

Coastal Flooding

Connecticut has more than 55,000 people currently at risk of coastal flooding and 30,000 more are projected to be at risk by 2050. The state is taking more action than most coastal states to address its future risks.