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Risk Reduction & Emergency Management

Evaluate and improve adaptation responses for communities at risk, to include: Development and implementation of methodologies for the assessment and evaluation of evacuation and relocation options; Development of model evacuation policies and procedures for communities at increased risk of flooding; and Development of model relocation policies for affected communities. Read More
Incorporate climate change adaptation into the relevant Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from disasters. Within the LMS, update local risk assessments to include climate change in the hazard analysis and vulnerability assessment section. Develop strategies for hazard mitigation and post-disaster redevelopment planning. Read More
Identify transportation infrastructure at risk from climate change in the region; determine whether, when, where, and to whom projected impacts from climate change might be significant. Employ inundation mapping, modeling and other appropriate tools to assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure to the projected impacts of climate change under various sea level rise and other climate change scenarios. At a minimum, assess the vulnerability of the following transportation infrastructure: local transportation networks of the Compact Counties the Regional Transportation Network designated by the Southeast Florida Transportation Council composed of interconnected, strategic corridors (roadway, rail line, waterway), hubs (airports, seaports, intermodal terminals, freight terminals, passenger rail and intercity bus terminals) and connectors critical to the mobility of people and freight and the region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life; and evacuation routes adopted under the Statewide Regional Evacuation Corridor Program. Read More
Enforce Coastal Construction Line and build upon goals, objectives and policies related to Coastal High Hazard Area designations in Comprehensive Plans. Read More
Adopt consistent plans at all levels of regional government that adequately address and integrate mitigation, sea level rise and climate change adaptation. The following plans must all be consistent: Disaster recovery and redevelopment plans; Comprehensive plans; Long range transportation plans; Comprehensive emergency management plans; Capital improvement plans; Economic development plans, Local Mitigation Strategy, Climate Change Action Plan; Future Land Use Plan. Read More
Continue to implement and enforce strong building codes that require new construction and substantial improvements to existing structures to mitigate against the impacts of flooding, severe winds, and sea level rise, and which are consistent with Climate Change Adaptation policy Read More


Perform vulnerability analysis to identify and quantify the economic value of regional infrastructure at risk under various sea level rise scenarios and other climate change scenarios utilizing inundation mapping, modeling, and other appropriate tools. While the initial regional vulnerability assessment completed by the Compact Counties for use in this Regional Climate Action Plan has yielded important new insights on regional risk, additional and ongoing analysis is required to further refine our current understanding and to monitor changes in Southeast Florida’s risk profile over time. Read More