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Tybee residents to discuss flood prep due to rising sea levels

Residents and officials discuss ways to plan flooding preparations due to rising sea levels. Residents and officials discuss ways to plan flooding preparations due to rising sea levels.
TYBEE ISLAND, GA (WTOC) -

Researchers from the University of Georgia will hold a public meeting with Tybee Island residents and municipal leaders to provide an update on ways to plan for increased flooding due to rising sea levels and severe storm surges.

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Environmental Policy Program, Georgia Sea Grant and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Resources Division partnered with Tybee Island officials, residents, the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission and the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design to come up with a plan to respond to rising water levels on island.

The two-year project is funded through a grant by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant Program. This project could serve as a model for other coastal communities in Georgia, the Southeast and nationwide.

The first meeting will be held March 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Tybee City Hall, 403 Butler Ave.

A second meeting geared toward Tybee Island government and elected officials will be held on March 5 at 9 a.m. Both meetings are open to the public.

For more information on this project, visit http://georgiaseagrant.uga.edu/.

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