Your flood insurance premium will probably rise; Climate change and coastal development are to blameThe vast majority of the more than 1.7 million households in Florida that have flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program will likely see their rates rise as Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to reauthorize the program that’s drowning in debt.
Local weathercasters are well positioned to help educate the public on climate change, which researchers say is necessary before people can buy in to addressing its causes.
A riled-up Atlantic Ocean has been biting off and swallowing huge chunks of Northeast Florida beaches during fierce storms in recent years. Millions of dollars have been spent to replenish beach sand, only to sometimes have it disappear with the next storm.
WJCT Public Media, the Northeast Florida Regional Council (NEFRC) and the Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (JEPB) hosted a virtual community conversation on October 7 featuring two panels of local elected officials and subject matter experts. Issues addressed included coastal & riverine flooding, sea level rise, environmental justice and related policies.
WJCT Public Media and the Northeast Florida Regional Council hosted an ADAPT conversation on July 14 focused on the parallels between, and the intersections of, climate change and the coronavirus and how these crises are affecting our state and region.
Meet six people helping the First Coast adapt to sea level rise and the other effects of climate change
Some homeowners and city officials in Duval County’s coastal towns are taking rising seas seriously.
A South Florida builder is trying to make prefabricated chic.
In a city whose livelihood depends on its past, it pays to keep history above water.
A riverfront hospital is bulking up its flood protection after nearly having to evacuate during Hurricane Irma.