America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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New York Inland Flooding

New York stands out in its preparedness for inland flooding risks. More than 240,000 people across the state live in flood-prone areas but it is doing a lot to address its growing inland flooding threat.



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


Is New York taking action?

  • New York is already doing a lot to plan for future inland flooding and implement measures that address the flooding risks, whereas most state have not done much
  • The state recently passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, requiring state agencies to incorporate inland flooding projections into their permitting, funding, and regulatory decisions
  • The state's climate change impacts report also includes a detailed analysis of projected precipitation changes, and the potential impacts for several sectors

Did you know...

  • New York is among the top 10 states that have seen the largest increase in very heavy downpours since the 1950s
  • By 2050, New York’s inland flooding threat is projected to increase by 35 percent