Coastal Hazards and Community Resiliency in Delaware
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Delaware’s coast, like shoreline areas across the nation, is experiencing a tremendous population boom. Rapid development has resulted in an explosion in the number of residents, visitors, homes and infrastructure subject to coastal hazards and floods, especially related to tropical storm systems and northeasters. The storm surge, extreme winds and flooding associated with these extreme events can result in millions of dollars in damage each year.
To help reduce Delaware communities’ vulnerability to coastal hazards, the Delaware Sea Grant College Program, UD’s Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative, and Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control have cooperated with the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to increase awareness of coastal hazards and provide communities information and resources that will improve societal, economic and personal resiliency to coastal hazards. The information provided in this document is intended to encourage development of projects and programs that will provide an effective means of educating not only the public, but also government official and communities about natural coastal hazards and associated mitigation measures. Download only.