Preparation for storm surge is a key area of concern for me in this legislative session. See this early post on the issue and this update.
Between sea level rise and greater storm intensity, we can expect higher storm surges in coming decades. We need to start a planning process now to protect our valuable infrastructure and real estate.
The risk of enhanced storm surge due to sea level rise is an issue that I am taking seriously as a state senator representing low-lying areas in the Charles and Mystic watersheds. I’ve been talking with a lot of people in the region about how to develop some consensus about the risk levels and move the necessary conversations about infrastructure investments.
There is an increasing amount of attention being paid to climate change adaptation — the changes that communities in high-risk areas need to adopt in order to protect themselves from …