America's Preparedness Report Card

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Nebraska faces growing threat levels from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding between now and 2050. It has taken different levels of action to prepare for each of its current threats, choosing to focus on drought much more thoroughly than extreme heat. Nebraska has taken very little action overall to prepare for its future risks and the impacts of climate change.

Extreme Heat

Although Nebraska's extreme heat threat is lower than the majority of states, it gets a lower grade than most other states largely because extreme heat is excluded from the state's Hazard Mitigation Plan. It is also among only a handful of states that have taken almost no action at all to prepare for its future heat risks.

Drought

Nebraska has taken extensive action to prepare for its current drought risks and associated impacts. However, when it comes to future drought risks, the state has done very little to understand its vulnerability to climate change-related drought, develop an adaptation plan, or implement regulations that could improve resilience.

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

Nebraska has already done a lot to address the current risks it faces from inland flooding. However, it has done very little to even begin to prepare for its future threat. Taking steps to understand its vulnerability to climate change-related inland flooding risks and developing an adaptation plan would help Nebraska be better prepared for the future.

Coastal Flooding

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