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This is the first of several case studies examining the feasibility & economics of targeted acquisition strategies in oceanfront, resort communities. For North Topsail Beach, the costs ($54.8 million with inflation) & benefits ($57.6 million) represent a savings of at least $2.8 million over 30 years.” Read the full document here.
Andy Coburn’s analysis of the CBRA concluded that the CBRA has reduced federal coastal disaster-related expenditures by $9.5 billion between 1989 and 2013. Future CBRA savings over the next 50 years are forecast to range between $11 billion for a low development/low damage estimate scenario to $108 billion for a high development/high damage estimate scenario (all estimates in 2016 dollars).
Read the JCR entire article here.
“… but let’s be clear, beach and dune building projects are not restoration projects.” Read more commentary by Rob Young here
Learn more about PSDS’s analysis regarding FEMA flood maps here. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Why was the storm tide so high at Mexico Beach? It’s a combination of multiple factors.
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