America's Preparedness Report Card

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Ohio faces growing threats from extreme heat, drought, and inland flooding. Its low overall grade reflects the fact that, despite these high threat levels, the state has taken almost no action to prepare for its future risks.

Extreme Heat

Ohio is home to hundreds of thousands of people vulnerable to extreme heat, and the threat of heat is expected to increase by 2050. Yet, unlike most other states, Ohio's current hazard mitigation plans exclude heat-related risks.

Drought

Summer drought severity could increase by 50 percent by 2050, but Ohio has not taken any action to prepare for its future climate-related drought risks.

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

High runoff events could increase by 25 percent by 2050. Unlike most other states, Ohio has not taken any action to plan for its future changes in inland flood risks.

Coastal Flooding

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