Deer Isle Environmental Issues and Initiatives
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Nature-based Resilience for Coastal Highways (Homes and other Infrastructure)
Deer Isle must protect expensive public infrastructure from coastal flooding, especially as rising sea levels, higher storm surges, urbanization, and ecosystem stresses add complexity to already dynamic coastal systems and communities. An integrated approach to risk reduction includes natural and nature-based features in addition to structural and non-structural measures.
Nature-based features mimic characteristics of natural features and processes but are created by human design and engineering. Examples include dunes, wetlands, maritime forests, beaches, and reefs. These features can protect coastal infrastructure from the brunt of storm surges and waves. Some can adapt to sea level rise by accreting sediment or migrating inland. They can also provide benefits such as recreation opportunities, habitat needed for commercial fisheries, and a healthier environment. Learn more.
FEMA Flood Risk Communication Videos
In a follow up to the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit resource we shared last month, here is a direct link to the FEMA Flood Risk Communication Video Series on YouTube. The series contains eight videos, each only a few minutes long, to help customers navigate the National Flood Insurance Program, data collection for creating flood maps, mitigation, and more!
Education is the key to understanding how we can improve our futures and be best prepared for disasters before they occur.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
This toolkit helps consumers to be more resilient and able to meet the challenges of climate change. The site explores what resilience is, and what it identifies as the 5 steps to building resiliency: 1) Explore Hazards, 2) Assess Vulnerability & Risk, 3) Investigate Options, 4) Prioritize & Plan, and 5) Take Action. Click here to learn more!
Coastal Inundation Toolkit
Inundation events are among the more costly and deadly coastal hazards that can impact coastal communities in the U.S. This toolkit shows how data, tools, and other information within Digital Coast can help communities tackle the problem. It provides steps for identifying inundation risk and guidance for visualizing and communicating those risks to community members. Examples of what other communities are doing to address inundation impacts are also included. Learn more!