Planning for climate change is planning for tomorrow.
Newport faces a multitude of threats from
Millions of visitor's flock to Newport every year to see our beautiful coastline. These visitors enjoy the coastline without knowing the dangers it is facing:
Rising sea levels - Improper planning and accommodation for rising sea levels will result in crippling damages.
Increased sun exposure - Creating landscapes and structures that are built for more sun are imperative.
Stronger storms - Coastal storms can be paralyzing. Proper planning is necessary.
12 feet higher - FEMA maps show "The Point" neighborhood is likely to rise to 12 feet of water during hurricanes and other storm surges