America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Louisiana Coastal Flooding

Louisiana faces the second greatest threat from sea level rise, both now and in the future, among coastal states. While the state is doing a lot to address its current and future risks from coastal flooding, in the face of such an extraordinary threat, the state could do more.



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


Did you know...

  • Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast addresses both current and future coastal flooding threats and includes adaptation methods as well as implementation timelines and progress reports
  • Louisiana includes detailed coastal flooding projections and its impacts in both its State Hazard Mitigation Plan and Louisiana’s Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast
  • Louisiana could do more by creating regulations or policies requirements to include coastal flooding projections into state programs, activities, and investments