America's Preparedness Report Card

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Nevada has done less than almost every state to prepare for its climate threats. It has the worst overall preparedness in the country for extreme heat and drought and one of the worst for wildfire, for which it has one of the greatest threats. Nevada needs to do a lot more to address both its current and future climate change-related risks.

Extreme Heat

Nevada faces an average threat from extreme heat, but has taken the least amount of action overall to prepare for its risks, compared to other states. Nevada has taken significantly less action than most states to prepare for current risks and has taken almost no action at all to prepare for its future risks.

Drought

Nevada has also taken the least amount of action to prepare for its overall drought threat. While most drought-affected states have taken many steps to address current risks, Nevada has only taken some. And while the state has begun to assess its future vulnerabilities, it has done nothing to plan for them or implement resilience strategies.

Wildfires

Nevada faces one the greatest wildfire threats among the states assessed, and has taken strong action to address its current risks. While it has begun to investigate how climate change could affect the severity of wildfires in the future, Nevada has not taken any steps toward adopting an adaptation plan or implementing adaptation measures to improve resilience against future wildfire risks.

Inland Flooding

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

Coastal Flooding

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