Along nearly 13,000 miles of coastline of the contiguous United States, hundreds of thousands of buildings lie in the path of rising seas: schools, hospitals, churches, factories, homes, and businesses. Long before these properties and infrastructure are permanently underwater, millions of Americans living in coastal communities will face more frequent flooding, as the tides inch higher and reach farther inland. As sea levels rise, persistent high-tide flooding of homes, yards, roads, and business districts will begin to render properties effectively unlivable, and neighborhoods—even whole communities— financially unattractive and potentially nonviable.
This event is being sponsored by the Tredyffrin Township Democrats. The problems of coastal flooding in the US, how it is being inadequately dealt with across the country and what can and should be done will be discussed.
The forum will occur on Tuesday, February 26th from 7:30 to 9 PM.