America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Michigan Inland Flooding

Nearly 340,000 people live in Michigan's flood-prone areas. The state is taking strong measures to address its current risks but it could do more by focusing on improving its resilience to future changes in flooding risks.



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


Is Michigan taking action?

  • The Department of Transportation participated in Federal Highway Administration's 2013-2014 Climate Resilience Pilot program, and assessed the vulnerability of its transportation assets to heavy precipitation events statewide
  • The Michigan Climate and Health Adaptation Program (MICHAP) has developed materials, guidance, and funding for local health departments to increase their capacity to address future inland flooding risks
  • There is no evidence that Michigan has developed a statewide climate change adaptation plan covering inland flooding or that it has implemented any policies to improve the state's resilience