Florida Atlantic University

Caitie Switalski, WLRN, Oct. 8, 2018

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 what flooding looks like in their own neighborhoods. She said she hopes the personal accounts make flood maps even more accurate.

This week is the peak of King Tide season across South Florida, when higher tides will contribute to more street flooding, especially for coastal areas. FAU research students used the timing to host a presentation about Sea-Level Rise in Fort Lauderdale, called “Transforming A Wetter Florida Into A Better Florida.”

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