The reality of coastal development coming up against more intense weather systems. How do we protect this valuable real estate? Are certain areas now rendered uninhabitable and need to be a protective shelf?
Each coastline offers unique environmental challenges. The financial value of those homes and buildings can be staggeringly high. So, either way there is a major investment to make. In a small state like RI, 26,000+ homes are risk is a huge number. Families disrupted and rooted out of their homes, communities partially destroyed, infrastructure cratered.
Balancing the environment and eco-system is the best investment in mitigating risk and building a sustainable future across all terrain.
PROVIDENCE - Storm surges are estimated to threaten 26,425 homes in the Ocean State according to a report released by CoreLogic Inc. on Thursday. Rhode Island ranks No. 17 in the nation for both the number of at-risk homes and for reconstruction cost of at-risk homes damaged by storm surges. The combined reconstruction cost value…