America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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South Carolina Inland Flooding

South Carolina has taken many steps to prepare for its current inland flooding risks and impacts. The state is also tracking the occurrences of flooding and associated impacts, and has published information about climate change-related inland flooding.



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


Is South Carolina Taking Action?

  • The Department of Insurance Safe Homes Program is helping to ensure that communities prepare for current flooding risks
  • The Climate Change Impacts to Natural Resources in South Carolina report briefly describes climate change-related inland flooding risks, but a detailed, statewide vulnerability assessment has not been conducted
  • South Carolina has not developed a statewide climate change adaptation plan, nor begun to implement strategies to improve resilience to future inland flooding risks

Did you know...

  • Nearly 210,000 people in South Carolina are living in flood-prone areas (defined as FEMA’s 100-year floodplain).