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Missouri Wildfires

Missouri has taken strong action to prepare for its current risks from wildfire, similar to the other climate threats analyzed. However, Missouri has taken no action to plan for climate change-related wildfire risks or implement strategies to improve resilience. It has one of the very worst overall preparedness scores for this threat.

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For more information on how prepared Missouri is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Missouri Taking Action?

  • Missouri mainly addresses its current wildfire risks through its State Hazard Mitigation Plan and emergency communication materials for citizens
  • Missouri has taken a few steps to begin to understand its climate change-related wildfires risks, but has not begun to develop a detailed, statewide vulnerability assessment
  • Missouri has also not taken any action to plan for its future risks through a climate change adaptation plan or implement resilience measures

Did you know...

  • Currently, Missouri has more than 1.2 million people living in areas at elevated vulnerability to wildfires
  • By 2050, Missouri’s average number of days a year with high wildfire potential is projected to double from fewer than 10 to more than 20 days