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West Virginia 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.

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For more information on how prepared West Virginia is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is West Virginia Taking Action?

  • The state has taken no action to plan for its future inland flood risks or implement adaptation strategies
  • To date the state has only considered its future vulnerabilities to inland flooding in terms of the ecosystems at risk; to be more prepared it should be looking at more sectors

Did you know...

  • West Virginia has seen an increase in its number of very heavy downpours since the 1950s
  • West Virginia is currently among the top 10 most at-risk states for inland flooding