America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Louisiana Wildfires

Louisiana's wildfire threat level is projected to nearly double by 2050. While the state has begun to understand its growing wildfire threat by tracking occurrences and trends for wildfires across the state, it needs to develop a climate change adaptation plan and policies to improve resilience.



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


Is Louisiana taking action?

  • The state has not developed a climate change adaptation plan or implemented policies to improve resilience to future wildfires
  • While Louisiana has begun to understand its future threat by tracking the occurrences of wildfires, it has yet to conduct a detailed climate change vulnerability assessment
  • Like most states, Louisiana has taken strong action to address its current risks through its State Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Louisiana Wildfire Urban Interface Program