Rising Seas Presentation
A look at protecting physical property
The final installment in a series
Two weeks ago, Bert Roughton, award winning journalist and retired Senior Managing Editor of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, took the issue of rising sea levels to three young people from within our Coastal Georgia community to get their thoughts on how the next generation of leaders views this growing environmental, economic, and political issue and how they are committed to reversing some of these trends.
In the final interview in this series, Bert speaks with architect, John Tuten of John A. Tuten & Associates. Founded in 1978, the Brunswick, Ga firm specializes in commercial and institutional work and has extensive experience working for agencies of the United States government, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
This informative conversation identifies several ways that we can protect our homes and other buildings from damage due to flooding and other issues pertaining to rising sea levels. There are excellent examples throughout our local community of property being elevated above flood stage level and the construction of walls designed to protect/redirect water away from physical structures and they discuss these and other options.
Below is a list of commonly referenced resources that may be helpful as you consider your property:
- Official Hurricane Guide/Army Corps of Engineers www.gachd.org.
- Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency www.gema.georgia.gov.
- Offical site of the National Flood Insurance Program www.floodsmart.gov.
- Web-based flood maps and local resource guide www.glynncounty.org.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov.
- American Red Cross www.redcross.org.
- Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security and emergency notification systems www.ready.gov.
- National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov.
- Identify hazards more likely to occur in your community www.disastersafety.org.