Palm Beach wants more than half a million dollars from state for climate change mitigation

Oct 28, 2021

Town officials are asking for more than half a million dollars from a newly created state coffer aimed at preparing Florida for the rising seas that come with climate change.

The so-called Resilient Florida Program, which was created by lawmakers during the 2021 legislative session, set aside $520 million for municipalities to examine flood vulnerabilities and build protection for infrastructure against water threats.

Main Photo: Water from the Intracoastal Waterway floods Lake Trail at Sunset Avenue in Palm Beach at high tide Sunday morning Oct. 18 2020. Credit LANNIS WATERS/THE PALM BEACH POST