America's Preparedness Report Card

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Indiana has made determined efforts to prepare for its current extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding risks. However, the state is falling behind when it comes to preparing for future climate threats. It has taken some steps towards understanding future risks, but lacks a climate change adaptation plan and strategies to improve climate change resilience.

Extreme Heat

Today, Indiana rarely experiences days with dangerous heat levels. By 2050, the state is projected to see an average of 40 danger days a year. Although Indiana has taken steps to prepare for current heat risks, it has done very little to address its future risks.

Drought

Indiana has taken an average amount of action to prepare for both current and future changes in drought risks, compared to other states. However, like most states, it has taken very few steps to address future drought risks and needs to do more.

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

There are more than 270,000 people living in Indiana's flood-prone areas. The state has taken less action overall than most states to prepare for its changing inland flooding risks. It has done almost nothing to plan for future risks or develop strategies to improve its resilience to climate change.

Coastal Flooding

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