Lo­cal of­fi­cials can do more to guard against sea-level rise

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - VOICES & OPINION - Elis­a­bethHoff­man, Bo­caRa­ton

Ku­dos to Broward County for putting teeth and re­al­ity into new reg­u­la­tions on changes to limit dam­ages from­sea-level rise, which is hard upon us.

Mi­amisuf­fers fre­quent high­wa­ter in­someof its prici­est ar­eas, and Broward’s Sistrunk low­ly­ing ar­eas aswell as coastal im­pacts are al­ready felt.

I am in Palm Beach County, and though we par­tic­i­pate inthe four county com­pactand­have somegreat plan­son­the­books, we­have put lit­tle into ef­fect and need to match your ef­forts so that there is no gap. Del­ray’sMa­rina area fixes shine out, but stand mostly alone.

I am pleased to see the com­plete and com­plex think­ing and ef­forts, and will again pres­sure our county ERM of­fices to show boots on the ground.

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