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Florida Inland Flooding

1.5 million Floridians are at elevated risk for inland flooding but the state has not implemented any plans to address its future inland flooding risks.

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For more information on how prepared Florida is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Florida taking action?

  • The state has not implemented any plans to address its future inland flooding risks and has only taken some steps to even outline plans
  • One the other hand, Florida has done more than most states to prepare for the inland flooding threat it faces today
  • Florida does not have a detailed climate change vulnerability assessments that covers how inland flooding threatens the infrastructure sectors examined

Did you know...

  • Since the 1950s, the number of very heavy downpours hitting Florida has increased
  • FL has the largest vulnerable population for inland flooding among U.S. states
  • Florida ranks first among the states assessed for inland flooding threats in terms of the severity of its high runoff events (weighted by its vulnerable population)