This report provides insight into hurricane and sea level rise mitigation for the state, and provides the knowledge and analysis required for informed public sector decision makers. This study focuses on nine metropolitan coastal counties in Florida that exhibit heightened risk from hurricanes and sea level rise due to their growing populations and economic development: Duval, St Johns, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.
Hurricane mitigation is a crucial component of the daily conversation affecting the lives of millions of residents in South Florida. The following report serves to provide insight into hurricane and flood hazard mitigation for the state, and provides the knowledge and analysis required for informed public sector decision makers. The information gathered in this report is fundamental for the thousands of vulnerable communities in South Florida who depend on the efforts of several government inter-agency efforts in order to mitigate the damages faced during and after hurricane season.