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Delaware Coastal Flooding

Delaware currently has more than 20,000 people at risk of coastal flooding and the state is a leader in preparing for coastal flooding. It is one of a few states to have taken strong action to address both its current and future risks.

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For more information on how prepared Delaware is for its growing coastal flooding threat, read the detailed state report.

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Is Delaware taking action?

  • Delaware is one of three states that have taken extensive action to plan for sea level rise
  • For example, the state's Preparing for Tomorrow's High Tides series includes a detailed climate change vulnerability assessment, recommendations for increasing resilience to future coastal flooding risks, and an implementation plan
  • A state executive order requires all state agencies to consider sea level rise in their agency activities