Live Webinar: Hurricane Risk and Sea Level Rise

Hurricane Irma, which made U.S. landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds, exposed the vulnerabilities of coastal communities and infrastructure, and raised important questions about preparedness, mitigation and growth. After a decade of “quiet” hurricane seasons, in 2016 (Matthew) and then Irma in 2017 caused significant wind and water damage.

On September 27, 2017, Metropolitan Center researchers presented the findings of their annual hurricane preparedness survey, the changing insurance environment in Florida and other topics related to hurricane mitigation. Of particular focus in the discussion will be the landscape of local government planning and flood insurance, and how it affects the development, affordability and resilience of coastal areas.

View the full PowerPoint presentation here.