America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Tennessee Inland Flooding

Tennessee earns a D grade for its inland flooding preparedness because it has a high threat and low preparedness. It has only conducted a vulnerability assessment in the transportation sector and has not taken any action to plan for future risks.



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


Is Tennessee Taking Action?

  • Tennessee has taken strong action to address its current inland flooding risks through the state’s Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Silver Jackets program
  • There is no evidence that the state has public outreach about climate change-related inland flooding risks
  • There is limited evidence that Tennessee has conducted detailed statewide climate change vulnerability assessments across the sectors examined, and there is no evidence of a detailed statewide climate change adaptation plan

Did you know...

  • More 270,000 people in Tennessee are living in flood-prone areas (defined as FEMA’s 100-year floodplain)