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Far From the Shattered Coast, Hurricane Michael Packed an Unexpected Punch

Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, Oct. 13, 2018 MARIANNA, Fla. — After carving a path of despair along the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, Hurricane Michael drubbed the state’s inland rural communities with such unexpected brutal force that it left residents and officials stunned — and facing a daunting recovery. That a ferocious storm could blast north […]

Miami-Dade Gets a Price Break in Sea Level Rise Studies

Jesse Scheckner, Miami Today, Oct. 9, 2018 Two $3 million studies to assess Miami-Dade’s risk of storm flooding, sea level rise and the feasibility of reauthorizing a half-century beach erosion and hurricane protection project will commence at no cost to the county. Commissioners last week unanimously approved agreements to OK the studies conducted by Army engineers […]

During Peak King Tide Season, FAU Researchers Talk About Sea-Level Rise Resiliency

Caitie Switalski, WLRN, Oct. 8, 2018 Florida Atlantic University student Bridget Huston is collecting stories from people in her community about flooding. With a team at the university’s Florida Center For Environmental Studies, she’s looking at flood maps, or projections for how high water is estimated to rise during floods. Then she’s comparing them to people’s accounts of […]

Hurricane Michael reminds Us Why We Should Love Barrier islands

Anne Linhoss, Navy times, Oct. 11, 2018 When storms like Hurricane Michael make landfall, the first things they hit often are barrier islands — thin ribbons of sand that line the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It’s hard to imagine how these narrow strips can withstand such forces, but in fact, many of them have buffered our shores for centuries. […]