New legal analysis on local government liability for flooding and drainage systems affected by sea-level rise

Sea-level rise presents challenges not only to property owners but also to local governments. Local governments pay the bill for infrastructure such as roads, sewer, water, and electrical and drainage systems that can be compromised through sea-level rise or coastal flooding or erosion as exacerbated by sea-level rise. At the same time, as we have…

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NE Florida workshop on sea-level rise challenges

Florida Sea Grant partnered with Georgia Sea Grant, the Northeast Florida Regional Council, the First Coast Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Fernandina Beach to bring the workshop “Local Government Challenges in Dealing with Rising Seas” to northeast Florida on October 28, 2013. The event was held at the Nassau Center at Yulee,…

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New hurricane research will save homeowners and insurance industry money

Hurricanes are expensive for both home owners and the insurance industry. In 2004 and 2005, eight hurricanes slammed Florida, inflicting $31.3 billion in insured losses. Two Florida Sea Grant research projects are helping to reduce the economic impact of hurricanes on Florida’s vulnerable residential structures valued at $1.5 trillion. Because much of the hurricane damage…

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