More than 310,000 people are living in New Jersey's flood-prone areas. The state is working to understand its inland flooding vulnerabilities but still needs to develop plans and act to protect against future risk.
For more information on how prepared New Jersey is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.
The number of very heavy downpours hitting New Jersey has increased since the 1950s
The state's flood risk is projected to grow significantly by 2050, a larger than average increase compared to other states