• Heidi Stiller posted an update in the group Group logo of Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of PracticeGulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice 6 years, 3 months ago

    New report is a great summary of local level action on flood resilience and climate adaptation in the North Atlantic. Executive Summary is only 5 pages — interesting summary data, and some great examples / case studies:
    – adoption of engineering standards for public works that incorporate climate considerations in Groton, CT;
    – Poquoson, VA’s 4.5 ft. elevation standards for new roads
    – Ocean City, MD, requires up to 5.5 feet in FEMA-designated “V” zones
    – Towns that have incorp climate in their hazmit plans (Barnstable, MA, Brewster, MA, Guilford, CT, New Haven, CT, and Poquoson, VA)

    COST EFFICIENT CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC
    http://seagrant.uconn.edu/CEANA/

    • Thanks for sharing, Heidi. A little worrisome that over half of the steps towns are taking are “procedural”, but I suppose that’s where we are now. Hopefully its good evidence that we’re moving beyond a head in the sand approach.

      And 5.5′ of freeboard! Wow.

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