America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Maryland Coastal Flooding

Maryland is also one of the leaders in the nation for its preparedness actions for current and future coastal flooding risks. Maryland has one of the only comprehensive coastal flooding adaptation plans that covers all sectors examined.



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


Is Maryland taking action?

  • Maryland’s Updated Sea Level Rise Projections (published in 2013) provides updated coastal flooding projections and impacts based on federal guidance and recent national assessments
  • The CoastSmart Grant provides financial and technical assistance to local governments and targets coastal communities interested in reducing their vulnerability to the effects of coastal hazards and sea level rise by becoming ready, adaptive, and resilient
  • Executive Order 01.01.2012.29 directs all state agencies to consider the risks of coastal flooding and sea level rise in the siting and design of state structures