America's Preparedness Report Card

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Oregon has taken more action than many states to plan for climate-change related risks. It has taken strong action to address its current climate risks, with the exception of extreme heat, which is projected to be more of a problem for Oregon in the future than it is today.

Extreme Heat

Oregon's poor preparedness grade for extreme heat results from its very low level of action to address its current risks, even though its risks are not severe. Oregon has begun to take action to understand and plan for its future heat risks, but more could be done.

Drought

Oregon is one of the leaders in preparing for its drought risks. It has taken strong action to address current drought risks and done more than most states to understand the threat of climate change-related drought in the future. However, it could do more to plan for future drought risks and implement those plans.

Wildfires

Oregon is one of the leaders in preparing for wildfire risks; it has done more than most states to understand its projected climate change-related wildfire risks, and to begin to plan for them. This is in spite of a wildfire threat level that is modest compared to other states assessed.

Inland Flooding

Oregon faces a high level of threat from inland flooding compared to other states evaluated; while it has taken strong action to address its current risks and understand their changing nature and magnitude going forward, the state needs to do more to be prepared for future inland flooding risks.

Coastal Flooding

With a generally steep coast, Oregon faces a very low threat level from sea level rise and coastal flooding. It has taken strong action to address current coastal flooding risks, but only limited action to prepare for future risks, and almost no action to implement adaptation strategies.