America's Preparedness Report Card

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New Hampshire faces significant and growing threat levels from extreme heat and coastal flooding between now and 2050. It has done an average job in preparing for its overall extreme heat threat, despite having the lowest threat in the country. However, New Hampshire has done much less than the majority of coastal states to prepare for how climate change could exacerbate its coastal flooding threat.

Extreme Heat

New Hampshire faces the lowest overall extreme heat threat among the lower 48 states. Despite such a low threat level, the state has already taken strong action to prepare for its current risks, primarily through sector-specific programs. New Hampshire has also begun to take a few steps to prepare for future risks through Climate Change and Human Health in NH: An Impact Assessment.

Drought

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

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

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

Coastal Flooding

New Hampshire, despite having a very short coastline, has taken strong action to address its current coastal flooding risks. But aside from an adaptation plan developed specifically for the transportation sector, the state has taken far less action than the majority of coastal states to prepare for sea level rise.