Coastal communities often depend on natural barriers, like mangroves and coral reefs, to aid in flood reduction during tropical threats like hurricanes. In South Florida alone, reefs are worth an estimated 650 million dollars a year in avoided damages due to flooding. As climate change intensifies, these impacts on coastal communities worsen. The stronger storms and rising sea levels lead…
Meteorologist Angie Lassman has more on the four University of Miami scientists who are leading research to mitigate a tropical system’s No. 1 killer: water.