What is flood resilience?

Resilience is the ability of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses, and system within St. Augustine to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of acute shocks (a sudden, sharp event that can threaten the city) and chronic stresses (stresses weaken the fabric of the city on a day-to-day basis) they experience. 

The City of St. Augustine faces many challenges when it comes to both coastal and rain driven flooding, as a majority of the city is located in a flood plain. The City of St. Augustine is proactively identifying areas of risks as it relates to the inevitable effects of sea level rise. 

Residents are encouraged to join in the city's efforts for flood resilience for their own property by researching flood mitigation strategies and providing feedback to the city on resilience based capital improvement projects. See links below to familiarize with the city's resilience efforts:

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1. What is flood resilience?
2. What is the city doing about the flooding?
3. What can I do to protect my home from flooding?