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New York Inland Flooding

New York stands out in its preparedness for inland flooding risks. More than 240,000 people across the state live in flood-prone areas but it is doing a lot to address its growing inland flooding threat.

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For more information on how prepared New York is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is New York taking action?

  • New York is already doing a lot to plan for future inland flooding and implement measures that address the flooding risks, whereas most state have not done much
  • The state recently passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, requiring state agencies to incorporate inland flooding projections into their permitting, funding, and regulatory decisions
  • The state's climate change impacts report also includes a detailed analysis of projected precipitation changes, and the potential impacts for several sectors

Did you know...

  • New York is among the top 10 states that have seen the largest increase in very heavy downpours since the 1950s
  • By 2050, New York’s inland flooding threat is projected to increase by 35 percent