The Problem

"Climate change and sea level rise is expected to incrase the frequency and severity of wind-related hazard events in the upcoming decades." -Coastal Resources Center et al., 2008
Eye of Hurricane Hurricane Bill Waves
"The Northeast is staring down the barrel of a gun... The Northeast coast is long overdue for a powerful hurricane, and with the weather patterns and hydrology we're seeing in the oceans, the likelihood of a major hurricane making landfall in the Northeast is not a question of if but when." -Joe Bastardi, Chief Forecaster of the Hurricane Center
"In a recent presentation, the National Weather Service described New England as having an 'inexperienced population' with tropical storm impacts and underscored the need for investing in hazard mitigation." -Coastal Resources Center et al., 2008