The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has a new plan to make sure the city is prepared for Hurricane Florence’s arrival in 2019.
The agency has been tasked with developing a plan to protect Florida’s coastal communities.
It’s calling it the “Future of Coastal Resilience.”
But the agency also wants to make changes to the way the state manages the storm’s impacts on coastal areas, such as a plan for an advisory advisory process to help coastal communities prepare for the storm.
The plan calls for a three-year review process to ensure the plan is properly integrated into the planning process.
It calls for an expedited environmental assessment process for coastal properties, and a public-private partnership for coastal infrastructure projects.
The state also wants the department to create a public outreach and public education program to help people learn about the effects of the storm on their coastal communities, and to ensure that their homes are prepared.
Read the full story from Next Big Futures.