America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Maine Coastal Flooding

Maine's coastal flood threat is projected to increase by 85 percent by 2050, but the state has not taken as much action as most other coastal states to address its current and future risks. Maine could improve its resilience to sea level rise by implementing adaptation policies beyond the transportation sector.



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


Did you know...

  • Maine has taken some steps to understand its future coastal flooding risks in Maine’s Climate Future, which describes potential impacts of sea level rise
  • The state has taken some action to plan for future coastal flooding in People and Nature: Adapting to a Changing Climate and its coastal plan
  • Maine has taken only a few steps to incorporate future projections of coastal flooding into state-level programs, investments, and activities