America's Preparedness Report Card

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Between now and 2050, West Virginia faces growing threats from both extreme heat and inland flooding. But while the state is addressing its current risks, it has not assessed how its vulnerabilities could change under future climates, nor has it created a climate change adaptation plan to address them.

Extreme Heat

West Virginia is facing one of the top 10 largest increases in heat wave days by 2050 among the lower 48 states. The state could do more to address its future heat risks by doing a comprehensive vulnerability assessment and using it to create an adaptation plan.

Drought

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

Wildfires

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

Inland Flooding

West Virginia has a long way to go to be more prepared for its growing inland flooding threat. It has done less than most other states to plan for its future risks.

Coastal Flooding

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