America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Mississippi Coastal Flooding

Mississippi has one of the worst preparedness scores when it comes to coastal flooding. Nationally, most states are showing future-focused preparedness for coastal flooding but Mississippi is one of only three states that has taken almost no action to address its future risks.



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


Is Mississippi taking action?

  • Mississippi has made very little effort to understand its vulnerability to future coastal flooding risks or educate the public on potential impacts
  • The state has not conducted a detailed climate change vulnerability assessment at the state level or across the sectors evaluated, nor has it developed an adaptation plan
  • The Standard Mitigation Plan helps the state prepare for current coastal flooding risks and records occurrences and impacts from coastal flooding events