The Palm Beach MPO partnered with the Broward MPO and the Miami-Dade TPO on the South Florida Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Pilot Project, prepared by Parsons Brinckerhoff.
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The report concludes that southeast Florida, consisting of Palm Beach County along with Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties to the south, "is one of the most vulnerable areas of the country to extreme weather conditions and climate change. The entire region is low lying and highly susceptible to hurricanes, storm surge, frequent flooding from heavy rain events and, in the future, permanent inundation from sea level rise. The stakes are high as the region is also one of the densest population centers in the country with more valuable assets (real estate, transportation infrastructure etc.) in harm's way than almost any other region."
For more information on anticipated climate change impacts and preparations for Palm Beach County, click to go to the Palm Beach County Climate Change web page.
Southeast Florida Regional Compact was formalized following the 2009 Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit, when elected officials came together to discuss challenges and strategies for responding to the impacts of climate change. The Compact outlines an ongoing collaborative effort among the Compact Counties to foster sustainability and climate resilience at a regional scale. For more information, click to go to the Southeast Florida Climate Compact web page.