America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Mississippi Drought

Mississippi is taking as much action as the majority of states to prepare for the drought risks it currently faces. However, the state is doing a lot less than other states when it comes to preparing for future drought. Overall, Mississippi has taken almost no steps to prepare for climate change-related drought risks.



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


Is Mississippi taking action?

  • The state has not implemented sector specific drought mitigation planning, conducted a statewide climate change vulnerability assessment, or developed an adaptation plan
  • Mississippi is taking strong action to prepare for its current risks though its State of Mississippi Standard Mitigation Plan and emergency communications materials