America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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North Carolina Inland Flooding

The state is projected to see its inland flooding threat increase by nearly 40 percent through 2050. North Carolina has taken some good steps to understand its vulnerabilities and to plan for climate change-related inland flooding risks, but it has yet to begin to implement any adaptation strategies.



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


Is North Carolina taking action?

  • The state has done more than most states to prepare for current inland flooding risks and understand how climate change influences its future risks 
  • For example, North Carolina has a statewide climate change adaptation plan that covers inland flooding, Climate Ready North Carolina: Building a Resilient Future 
  • But like most states, North Carolina has not yet implemented recommendations from its climate adaptation plans, nor has it done a detailed climate change vulnerability assessment 

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