Author: Resiliency Florida

Adaption Action Initiative (AAI) & Resilient Program Grant (RPG) Request for Applications, FY 2019 (NA19)

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION Office of the Secretary Adaption Action Initiative (AAI) & Resilient Program Grant (RPG) Request for Applications, FY 2019 (NA19) The vision of the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRCP) is that Florida’s coastal communities are resilient and prepared for the effects of rising sea levels, including coastal flooding, erosion, and ecosystem changes. […]

FEMA flood maps massively underestimate real risks, study finds. Florida’s a hot spot

Flood risk, a perpetual concern in porous, low-slung South Florida, is far worse here and across the continental U.S. than now projected under Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps used by homeowners to decide where to buy insurance, according to a new assessment. Nearly 41 million Americans — more than three times current estimates — […]

Extreme Hurricanes Deliver Powerful Lesson on Mitigation, Readiness, Resiliency

Emergency management officials still dealing with the after-effects of hurricane season’s wrath on Puerto Rico six months after the storms emphasized Friday that resiliency conversations need to be happening from community households to the federal level. At a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Forum on the challenges posed by extreme hurricanes, Red Cross […]