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Miami Mayor: City Flooding “Like a Hurricane” Again Today Thanks to King Tides

By Jerry Iannelli, Miami New Times, Oct. 5, 2017 Thanks to sea-level rise, Florida’s unique topography, and poor city planning, areas of Miami-Dade County look like a hurricane hit them today. But there’s not even a tropical storm in town. Instead, mere weeks after a real hurricane did damage major parts of South Florida, the Miami area […]

After Hurricane Irma, South Florida Cities and FPL Consider More Underground Lines

By Marcia Heroux Pounds, Sun Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2017 After Hurricane Irma‘s winds took out 90 percent of South Florida’s power, many residents wondered why more of the region’s power lines are not underground. The widespread outage occurred even though the storm brought mostly tropical-force winds instead of hurricane force winds to the region, according to the National Weather […]

Crist Co-Sponsors Bill to Update Coastal Mapping

Staff, Tampa Bay Reporter, Oct. 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, has joined Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-MD;  Don Young, R-AK; and Elizabeth Esty, D-CT, in introducing bipartisan legislation that will help local and state governments build coastal resiliency along the United States’ 95,000 miles of shoreline. Geospatial mapping information can be complicated, expensive […]

Post-Irma: What Does It Mean To Be a “Resilient” Community?

Kate Stein, WLRN, Oct. 17, 2017 Resiliency is more than dealing with sea level rise, and Hurricane Irma made that point clearly, South Florida officials said at a post-Irma summit on Monday. The Miami Foundation hosted the event, which included a panel discussion among Monroe County administrator Roman Gastesi and the three resilience officers for the […]

Summit Organizers See Shift in Public Focus on Sea Level Rise in Collier County

Eric Staats, Naples Daily News, Oct. 17, 2017 A sea level rise summit drew a large crowd Tuesday in Collier County, a sign that local attitudes about tackling the problem are shifting, organizers said. About 200 people gathered in the Collier County Commission meeting room, including four county commissioners and three City Council members from Naples […]

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