North Carolina gets good score for disaster preparedness


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A report shows North Carolina is relatively well prepared to face the risks posed by extreme weather changes.

Media outlets report that the “States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card” gave the state a B+ overall for natural disaster preparedness. The report breaks down into five threat categories: extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and inland and coastal flooding.

The report comes six weeks after a major rainstorm saw significant flooding throughout southeastern North Carolina.

In a statement, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin says information from reports like this can be used to help plan for the future and mitigate risk.

The report is a collaboration of ICF International and Climate Central. It’s designed to provide states a benchmark to assess risks and implement action plans to increase their preparedness levels.

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