America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Missouri Inland Flooding

Missouri ranks in the bottom five states for its preparedness actions related to inland flooding risks. The state is taking strong action to address current risks. However, it receives a failing grade mainly due to the fact that it has taken almost no action at all to understand its future risks, develop an adaptation plan that addresses them, or to implement policies to improve its climate change resilience.



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


Is Missouri Taking Action?

  • The state has taken strong action to address its current inland flooding risks, primarily through its Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan and related efforts of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)
  • There is no evidence of public outreach by the state about climate change-related inland flooding risks
  • There is also no evidence that Missouri has taken any action to incorporate future projections of inland flooding into state level programs, investments, and activities

Did you know...

  • More than 200,000 people in Missouri are living in flood-prone areas (defined as FEMA’s 100-year floodplain)