Charleston unveiling new sea level rise strategy

Charleston unveiling new sea level rise strategy. (WCIV)

Charleston City Council plans to address changes to its sea level rise strategy Tuesday.

City leaders will focus on solutions to improve the city's infrastructure and protect the city's economy while also protecting citizens, their property from rising sea levels.

A first look at the strategy shows it has been broken down into categories, based on priorities citywide.

  • Infrastructure: What the city is doing to manage story water to prevent further damage to more vulnerable areas.
  • Governance: Promoting regulations to protect long-term interests both public and private.
  • Resources: Making sure staffing and funds are sufficient, so that the goals of the sea level rise strategy are met.
  • Land Use: Making sure how the city is growing avoids areas that may be deemed risky.
  • Outreach: Educating people on the threat sea levels pose to the community.

Council members say they're also looking to work with the community to learn how to better manage storm water and other factors that may add to the problem of rising tides.

City officials say the new strategy will be built upon current projects in the works and completed all over the Lowcountry.

View the city's sea level rise strategy proposal: CLICK HERE.

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