According to the Plan for Opportunity, climate change presents a serious challenge to the region because warming ocean temperatures are predicted to cause stronger hurricanes, which will further increase the risk of serious flooding.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is actively planning to mitigate risk of flooding, with each county having prepared a hazard mitigation plan. Actions to safeguard development and minimize risk are necessary to ensure a safer more resilient region.
The City of Biloxi’s climate adaptation story was recently featured in a case study. Check out the factsheet that was published by clicking here or by visiting http://stormsmart.org/?get_group_doc=22/1404749266-fact-sheet-biloxi_final-2.pdf.