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How Will Sea-Level Rise Affect Your Home? Miami Is Creating A Tool That Will Show You

Sea level rise is worsening tidal flooding in South Florida. Miami and Miami Beach are collecting data they will use to build interactive tools to help property owners understand their risks as waters rise.
Joe Raedle
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The looming impacts of climate change are  increasingly raising questions about the future of Miami's real estate, particularly from residents who wonder what will happen to their property as the sea level rises.

Seeing a need for a user-friendly, visual platform where property owners can see what might happen to their land and how they can deal with future problems, Miami is receiving a $100,000 grant to develop a new tool the city hopes will help the average resident understand the risks and options for dealing with rising waters.

The city was awarded the money from Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge, which grants dollars to cities to solve complex urban problems. In Miami's case, city officials want to wrangle various data sets together to create a prototype for an interactive tool that would allow property owners to understand their risks in the coming decades and see what different mitigation strategies might look like.

Read more from our news partner, the Miami Herald.

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Joey Flechas