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Texas Wildfires

By 2050, Texas is projected to top the nation with the worst overall wildfire threat. The state is doing a lot to address its current wildfires risks but relative to its increasing threat, Texas is doing little to prepare for future wildfires.

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For more information on how prepared Texas is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Texas taking action?

  • Without a climate change vulnerabilty assessment or adaptation plan, Texas is unprepared for its extraordinary future wildfire risks
  • In terms of the wildfire risks Texas faces today, the state is much better prepared; wildfires are addressed in the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Did you know...

  • Nearly 18 million people in Texas (70 percent of the state population) live in areas at elevated risk of wildfires, the largest at-risk population of any state

  • By 2050, Texas’ average number of days with high wildfire potential is projected to double from 40 to nearly 80 days a year.