America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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North Dakota Inland Flooding

North Dakota has also taken extensive action to prepare for its current inland flooding risks, despite having a below average current threat level. The state has begun to understand its future inland flooding risks, but North Dakota has not conducted a climate change vulnerability assessment, nor has it developed an adaptation plan across state agencies.



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


Is North Dakota Taking Action?

  • North Dakota addresses current inland flooding risks in its hazard mitigaion plan and through its Community Assistance Program – State Support Services Element, which helps communities adopt, administer, and enforce floodplain management ordinances
  • North Dakota does track inland flooding impacts and trends, but has not conducted climate change vulnerability assessments regarding future inland flooding risks
  • The state has not taken any action to begin developing a climate change adaptation plan nor has begun to implement strategies to improve resilience to climate change-related inland flooding risks

Did you know...

  • More than 50,000 people in North Dakota’s population are living in flood-prone areas (defined as FEMA’s 100-year floodplain)