Compared to other coastal states, Texas faces an average coastal flooding threat. Even though the state has several programs in place that address its current flooding risks, it has not parlayed that into plans that address its projected larger future risks.
For more information on how prepared Texas is for its growing coastal flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.
Texas currently has approximately 1,700 square miles that fall within the 100-year coastal floodplain, which is above average compared to other coastal states. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to nearly 2,500 square miles