City Of Miami Beach Holds Meeting To Educate Residents On Impact Of Sea Rise

City Of Miami Beach Holds Meeting To Educate Residents On Impact Of Sea Rise

September 24, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


AN OPEN HOUSE FOR RISING SEA LEVELS. IT TURNS INTO BIG BUSINESS. THE SEA RISE IN FLOODING OUT HERE A BIG ISSUE. WE COVERED IT MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS. TONIGHT THAT SUBJECT ATTRACTED A GOOD SIZE CROWD. MIAMI BEACH INVESTING MILLIONS TO MANAGE HIGH TIDE. THIS MAP DEPICTING FUTURE SEA RISES. AT PRESENT THE CITY YELLING WITH THE RISE GENERATED HIGHER TIDES. IT’S A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION AND WE THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A DIALOGUE. THEY EXPLAINED HOW THE PUMP SYSTEM WORKS AND HOW ELEVATING STREETS WILL IMPACT HOMES. THIS HOMEOWNER GOT THE SCOOP ON WHAT SHE IS FACING. I LEARNED THAT WE HAVE A LOW POINT IN OUR PROPERTY. IT CAN CUSTOMIZE LONG-RANGE FORECASTS. IT CAN GIVE YOU A WRITTEN REPORT. INSURERS WILL WANT PROPERTIES CLOSE TO THE WATER TO GET A SCORE TO UNDERSTAND THE LEVEL OF FLOOD RISK. A HOMEOWNER IS WORRIED ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ELEVATING STREETS. THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT RAISING THE ROADS 2.7 FEET. THE ELEVATION AT HOME IS 14. NOT A LOT OF LEEWAY. LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND SOME ANSWERS. COASTAL RISK AND CONSULTANTS SAY STARTING IN 2026 THERE IS A POSSIBILITY IN 2031 THAT THERE COULD BE 16 EVENTS RIGHT HERE