Program travels Coast to educate on flooding dangers

One organization is making it their mission to educate the coastal states on the importance of understanding sea-level changes happening now.

Place SLR is an organization whose purpose is to increase resilience to climate change along the northern Gulf of Mexico.

The program’s latest project sees several members traveling along several coastal states teaching the locals about the basics of sea-level rise and flooding impacts.

Today, the team stopped in Ocean Springs where residents were able to take part in discussions on how they can be more prepared, not only along the Coast, but in their own community.

During this meeting, residents had the chance to ask questions and discuss with local leaders on how these matters will be handled. Place SLR Deputy Program Director Ali Rellinger said, “We want to help communities get ahead of problems and become more resilient, and it’s easier to take actions before things happen and plan for them and then to respond after the fact, so we want to help communities get ahead.”

The program has a few more stops left in Mississippi including Biloxi and Gulfport. Visit placeslr.org to learn how to take part in the next discussion.

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