America's Preparedness Report Card 2015

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Virginia Inland Flooding

Virginia has taken more action overall than the majority of states for both current and future risks. Virginia has addressed future inland flooding in its 2008 Climate Change Action Plan, although it has done little to carry out the plan's recommendations.



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


Is Virginia Taking Action?

  • Virginia's Final Report: A Climate Change Action Plan outlines projected climate changes associated with storm intensity and inland flooding
  • Virginia's Climate Change Action Plan calls for state agencies and programs to incorporate climate change projections associated with inland flooding into decision-making processes and investments
  • There is no evidence that Virginia has updated its 2008 Climate Change Action Plan or that it has outlined a concrete implementation timeline for the adaptation recommendations that are currently in the plan

Did you know...

  • Nearly 265,000 people in Virginia are living in flood-prone areas (defined as FEMA’s 100-year floodplain).