Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel, Nov. 9, 2018

 

Flooding and sea-level rise are presenting an increased risk to people and businesses in coastal cities, and the city of Boynton Beach is trying to do something about it.

At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Boynton Beach City Commission passed a resolution that makes the city the latest member of the American Flood Coalition, previously known as the Seawall Coalition.

The organization describes itself as “a nonpartisan coalition advocating for national solutions to flooding and sea level rise.

“We proactively address the growing threat of higher seas, stronger storms, and more frequent floods by advocating for smarter planning and investments that protect our nation’s residents, economy, and military installations.”

 

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