City of Punta Gorda, Florida Adaptation Plan

This report is both an assessment of economic and physical vulnerabilities to the city of Punta Gorda, Florida, as well as an adaptation plan to respond to the highest priority vulnerable areas.

Utilizing public workshops, the citizens of Punta Gorda identified 54 vulnerabilities within 8 major areas of climate change vulnerability for the city, including in order of priority: fish and wildlife habitat degradation, inadequate water supply, flooding, unchecked or unmanaged growth, water quality degradation, education and economy, fire, and availability of insurance. The plan includes several measures that address avoidance, minimization, mitigation, and adaptation for these prioritized vulnerabilities.

Sea-level rise scenarios and maps are included, as are projected impacts to structures, including historic structures, critical facilities, and repetitive loss structures due to storm surge and winds.

Publication Date: November 18, 2009

Authors or Affiliated Users:

  • James W. Beever III
  • Whitney Gray
  • Daniel Trescott
  • Dan Cobb
  • Jason Utley
  • David Hutchinson
  • John Gibbons
  • Tim Walker
  • Moji Abimbola
  • Lisa B. Beever
  • Maran Hilgendorf
  • Judy Ott

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