Florida lawmakers unveiled a suite of bills at USF’s St. Petersburg campus on Friday aimed at preparing the state for flooding caused by climate change-induced sea-level rise.
A study released by the First Street Foundation last week found that Florida accounts for the nation’s heaviest concentration of expected economic loss due to residential flood risk, at nearly $8 billion.
Details: State House Speaker Chris Sprowls (R-Palm Harbor) presented his “Always Ready” agenda with bills sponsored by Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera (R-Coral Gables) and Rep. Linda Chaney (R-St. Pete Beach) to dedicate $100 million each year to mitigate the impacts of flooding and sea-level rise starting in 2022.
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Always happy to welcome the Florida House Speaker to campus. @ChrisSprowls visited today to announce proposed legislation and robust plan to combat #flooding and #sealevelrise, including designating $100 million per year to mitigate impacts in the state. https://t.co/Io9Tq3ONiv pic.twitter.com/sX5ucMvUWY
— USF St. Petersburg campus (@usfsp) February 26, 2021