A new study titled “Creeping disaster along the U.S. coastline: Understanding exposure to sea level rise and hurricanes through historical development” shows that population and development density is increasing faster in coastal areas vulnerable to sea level rise and hurricanes than areas farther inland and safer from rising water.
Fort Myers was noted in the study as seeing particularly dense development in sea level rise zones since 1950.
NBC2 First Alert Meteorologist Rob Duns spoke with the University of Florida’s Anna Braswell about the study, and what residents and city leaders can consider when making planning decisions.
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