America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Illinois Inland Flooding

Illinois faces a lower threat level than most of the states assessed for inland flooding, but it has also taken less action than the majority of those states to address both its current and future risks. More needs to be done to reduce impacts to the 390,000 people currently living in flood-prone areas across the state.



For more information on how prepared Illinois is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state report.


Is Illinois taking action?

  • Illinois has taken almost no action to develop a climate change adaptation plan or implement adaptation measures to improve the state's resilience to climate change-related inland flooding
  • The state participates in the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) program, which helps the state to understand future inland flooding impacts only on the public health sector
  • Like most states, Illinois is taking strong action to address its current risks primarily through the Illinois Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan