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Posted on: January 19, 2024

City of St. Augustine seeking public input for Citywide Vulnerability Assessment

Flooding Public Meeting

The City of St. Augustine will host a public meeting on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in The Alcazar Room of City Hall, located at 75 King St., to solicit feedback for the ongoing Citywide Vulnerability Assessment study. 

The City was awarded grant funding for the vulnerability assessment in the amount of $500,000 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Resilient Florida Program.  The City encourages participation in this process by inviting the public to take the City of St. Augustine Vulnerability Assessment Survey, which will remain open until Wednesday, February 7.  Those unable to attend the meeting in person will be able to watch streaming online live at

A vulnerability assessment helps a community measure potential impacts from flooding and sea level rise as well as identify structures, infrastructure, people, and natural resources that may be affected.  This assessment is focused specifically on impacts to community assets. Through this project, the community will be better informed of the potential loss or damage to critical community assets. 

Using the information gathered from the vulnerability assessment, the City will be able to formulate an adaptation plan that will include project recommendations make community assets in St. Augustine more resilient to flooding and sea level rise, in addition to providing the City with a comprehensive assessment of flood risk. Completing the vulnerability assessment according to criteria outlined in Florida statutes qualifies the City of St. Augustine for additional FDEP project funding. 

At the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to learn about the creation of a community asset vulnerability assessment and the methods to develop model scenarios.  The public will also be invited to provide input on critical asset priorities within the community.  City staff will be available to answer questions related to the Citywide Vulnerability Assessment. No official action will be taken at this meeting.

For information about this meeting, contact the Public Works Department at 904.825.1040 or via email at

For media inquiries, contact Melissa Wissel, Communications Director, at 904.293.3307.

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