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Florida Climate Adaptation Explorer

Tool Overview

The Climate Adaptation Explorer (CAE) provides a starting point from which to address the predicted impacts of climate change on Florida's fish, wildlife, and ecosystems. The CAE provides an easy to navigate format for users to access a broad array of climate change information. Content includes an overview of climate change, impacts of climate change in Florida, impacts on Florida's species, impacts on Florida's ecosystems and habitats, interactions with existing stressors, and vulnerability to climate change.

Implementing interventions for heat-related illness and wildfire smoke exposure in North Carolina

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is utilizing the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework to address heat-related illness and wildfire smoke exposure in their most vulnerable counties. NCDHHS has collaborated with community stakeholders to develop tailored health intervention activities, and is implementing two adaptation pilot projects at the local level.

Building resilience to climate change in Florida’s public health system

The Florida Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) Program is building awareness and capacity in county health departments to address climate-related health impacts. The program has conducted a state-level vulnerability assessment to identify priority climate hazards, and used GIS mapping to better understand geographical differences in social and medical vulnerability to those hazards. Since 2016, the Florida BRACE Program has been providing support to four counties as they plan for climate change and implement and monitor health interventions.

Building Resilience Against Climate Effects: North Carolina Climate Ready Program

North Carolina is one of 16 states who have been funded by CDC’s Building Resilience Against Climate Effects grant since 2010. As part of the Building Resilience Against Climate Effects framework, this first Climate and Health Profile Report, builds on the Strategic Plan for Addressing Health Impacts of Climate Change in North Carolina (North Carolina Strategic Plan), describes the leading climate-related risks and their associated public health impacts in the state.

A Community Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment in Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina

Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten small businesses and the tourism industry in Beaufort and Port Royal, South Carolina. In 2014, Beaufort’s mayor and the president of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce formed a Sea Level Rise Task Force to examine vulnerable sites in the area and recommend adaptation strategies. After publishing a final report in May 2017, Task Force members shared their findings with local businesses and residents to build local support for adaptation action.

Informing Plans for Managing Resources of Cape Lookout National Seashore under Projected Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and Associated Impacts: Stakeholder Studies Synthesis Report

This report synthesizes select findings from four separate stakeholder studies aimed at documenting preferences for adapting cultural resources at Cape Lookout National Seashore. The four stakeholder studies included: (1) on-site structured interviews with park visitors, (2) interviews with community members, (3) online survey questionnaires with members of Cape Lookout National Seashore partner organizations, and (4) an online survey with cultural resource management and historic preservation experts.

Optimizing Historical Preservation Under Climate Change: An Overview of the Optimal Preservation Model and Pilot Testing at Cape Lookout National Seashore

This report provides an overview of a pilot effort to integrate vulnerability (exposure and sensitivity), significance, and use potential metrics in a decision framework—the Optimal Preservation (OptiPres) Model—to inform climate adaptation planning of a subset of buildings in historic districts (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) at Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Commonwealth of Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Commonwealth of Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan provides guidance for hazard mitigation activities within the Commonwealth. Its vision is supported by goals, categories, and actions for Virginia that will reduce or prevent injury from natural hazards to residents, communities, state facilities, and critical facilities. The Commonwealth of Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan has undergone a full revision for this required 2018 update.