It is with the salient awareness of its susceptibility to hurricanes that the city of Mobile in Alabama initiates the development of hazard mitigation planning. The Mobile County Alabama Hurricanes Hazard mitigation plan is a multi-jurisdictional guide for the county of Mobile. Its communities and other stakeholders who are the vital players in their efforts to successfully prepare a plan that will act as a roadmap in responding to hurricane disasters. The plan addresses the hurricane hazard that is a major threat to the people, property and the infrastructure of Mobile County in Alabama. The plan focuses on hazard mitigation planning and actions necessary to reduce or eliminating long–term effects to people and their property as a result of the occurrence of hurricanes. The purpose of the mitigation plan is to ensure that the repetitive cycle is broken by producing less vulnerable conditions amongst the people, property and topographical features.
If nothing happens to improve the current issues, rising waters will continue to rise, corrosion and erosion will worsen, and further damage will be inflicted on buildings, homes, cars, roadways and infrastructure as a whole. Additionally, not only will the infrastructure face failure, fishery and wildlife will experience extinctions and continue to drop in numbers, farms will face struggles of production and disbursement. Consequently, the export market for Florida commodities will see a huge drop in numbers, damaging the state of the market for imports and exports in Florida. These problems are severe and will cause residents to flee the area. If residents move away, then the budgets of both the City and the County governments will take a huge loss. It seems as though the cycle does not end. The Tampa Bay area needs residents, because with residents you have an income of tax dollars. Tax dollars are important for the sustainability of public goods. When the income of tax dollars is reduced, then the effects are felt in all areas of the budget system. But with and influx of residents comes more pollution and use of resources. This “gloom and doom” outlook does not have to be the case. To ensure a brighter outlook and future for the Tampa Bay area, we must consider
As it stands today the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico is losing more and more land; the amount of land lost each year may seem relatively small to the average person, but to scientists who understand the unprecedented rate at which this is happening, there is reason to be alarmed. On the U.S. coast of the Gulf of Mexico there are more reasons for the rising sea level than simply global warming and melting ice sheets or ice caps. In the Mississippi delta, for example, the oil industry is taking so much fluid (oil) out of the ground that the land is sinking and compacting further. There is also a decrease in the amount of sediment reaching the delta due to many man-made structures, such as levees, drudging, dikes, and
The Everglades Restoration Plan is the policy to increase the flow of clean water to the Everglades, in an effort to protect the environment, provide for recreational activities, and supply South Florida with a clean supply of potable water. At a cost of more than $10.5 billion and with a 35+ year time-line, this is the largest hydrologic restoration project ever undertaken in the United States. The Federal Government approved Florida’s landmark water quality project that, once constructed, all parties agree will provide the clean water the Everglades need (Scott, 2013). The Everglades restoration has been hampered by decades of futile bickering over how to decide the most rational approach to restoring the flow of water to the Everglades.
People living in Miami are in the face of danger, and for the most part they are not aware of it. Due to high population, Miami is the fourth largest city to become affected by sea level rise. (Ankum et al.) In the next 32-50 years, sea level is expected to rise by as much as two feet. (Ankum et al.) This two-foot rise will have detrimental effects on the urban settings of Miami. The amount of soil erosion that is undergoing at our beaches will greatly increase if a two-foot rise occurs. At a four-foot rise, road connectivity would begin to become affected. At a six-foot rise, Southern Florida would no longer be habitable as it would, for the most part, be underwater. Not much is being invested in mitigation efforts, most of what is being done are short term solutions. Instead of coming up with ideas to prevent and try to slow down the effects of climate change on our environment, we are focusing on ideas such as building up a sea wall, relocating power plants, and redesigning structures.
Devereux Florida is a prominent non-profit distributor of behavioral health, intellectual / developmental disabilities and child welfare services to foster care children and families in the state. For more than 25 years, they supplied several programs and services such as intensive clinical intervention, medical foster care, and regular foster care to traditional case management in 35 counties across the state. To begin with, in 1912, a New Philadelphia teacher named Helena Trafford Devereux became demoralized as she saw immediately that children with special needs were improperly treated by the public education system. Convinced she can make changes, she started teaching some of these children in her own home. As the years progressed, Devereux
Millions of people living in Florida could be forced to move, it the coastal waters keep rising. While this news is not old, it is happening at an alarming rate and people are already seeing the damages of the rising waters. There are four counties in Florida that would be hit the hardest, Miami-Dade, Broward, Pinella, and Lee. It is believed that in those four counties alone, over 521,000 people will be affected, according to LiveScience.com,
South Florida is home to 5.8 million residents. This area consists of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County. Through out the year these residents and also tourists have to deal with different hazards. I will be choosing Fort Lauderdale as my community. Fort Lauderdale has to deal with severe thunderstorms and hurricanes. Both of these hazards bring with them multiply hazards themselves. They bring severe wind, lightning strikes, flooding, and storm surges. South Florida also has to deal with wildfires in the Everglades. Wildfires are a threat to the communities that are located near the Everglades. The smoke that is created from the fires can also be harmful to communities near the fire and even farther away.
On 05/24/2018 at approximately 1830 hours, I, Deputy A. Martinez Vazquez (117015) responded to (Boys Town) 1415 Flanagan Ln., Oviedo, Seminole County, FL., in reference to a battery over with. I was notified that the battery was between two juveniles a 12 and 17 year old and both juveniles were separated at the time. When I arrived, I spoke with Javaro Rooks an employee of the institution at Boys Town who stated that Javarius Deloach (B/M DOB:12/06/2001) hit another juvenile, Gres Jr. Robinson (B/M DOB:03/07/2006), in the back of the neck by with an open palm. Javaro told me that the incident happened at the basketball court behind the residence.
Many communities are suffering due to coastal erosion. One example is the village of Cocodrie, LA in Terrebonne Parish. This village’s small population and its 220 residential and commercial buildings are surrounded by marshes. In Cocodrie, there is no barrier against hurricanes. Local marinas play host to recreational and commercial fishing, and The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium is located in Cocodrie. This facility of around 100,000 square ft houses laboratories, classrooms, and a research center. Infrastructure that will be affected by coastal erosion includes paved highway, dirt roads, a bridge, water supply systems, and natural gas lines. By 2050, Cocodrie will be surrounded by open water as the marshlands around the village give way to rising sea levels. Another community affected by this issue is Yscloskey, LA in St. Bernard Parish. The most important part of the economy here is fishing, and highways link the parish to New Orleans fishing communities. The Yscloskey area lies outside of the protective levees and is quite vulnerable to storms. Though losses in Yscloskey are not predicted to be as great as those in Cocodrie, a 16 percent loss by 2050 leaves the infrastructure of Yscloskey even more vulnerable (Coast 2050, 1998, p. 64-66). Local residents in these areas are watching the land disappear along with the beachfronts and Cyprus swamps that were on that land (Marshall, 2014).
The population demographic of Miami-Dade County is the most ethnically diverse County in Florida. According to the US Census Bureau (2015), estimates the foreign-born population to be 1,363,163 million in Miami-Dade County. The population is a mix of 78% white (16% non-Hispanic), 65% of the population being Hispanic or Latino, 19% Black (African-American, Haitian and Caribbean) and 3% other (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). The diverse population Miami-Dade has high rates of uninsured, and underinsured, Americans in the country.
Vast beaches, amusement parks and resorts are all places that are abundant in Florida. There are numerous interesting things to visit, and numerous neighborhood’s that would suit a family of any kind scattered through the state. The Unique clash of skyscraper cities that are minutes away from the ocean front and year round warm temperatures make this an ideal place for people who are seeking warm weather and a change of scenery. It also makes Florida a very popular place to live, with 365 thousand people moving here a year, around 25 thousand of which move into Marion and the surrounding county 's, this state has a large influx of new residence which has made Florida the 3rd most populated state in America (Business Insider, ppiofmarioncounty.org). The massive influx of new people leads to a near constant expansion of cities and towns that are filled to the max, making the amount of natural forest in Florida shrink daily. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s report, History of Florida 's Conservation Lands, states:
Southwest Florida is different from New York City in almost every aspect we are an area of smaller cities. For example, the population of New York City is estimated to be 8,550,405. I live in Naples, Florida and the population of Collier County is around 339,642. The difference in the population alone shifts how law enforcement is able to approach policing. The population of Collier County allows the police to have more interactions with the citizens that aren’t involving investigations or traffic stops. They are able to reach the community and form a better bond with the members forming trust throughout the community.
LACEY TWP-Ocean County went against the majority for the governor's race Tuesday, voting for Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee 97,737 to 56,279, according to the county’s unofficial live election results.
Saltwater intrusion leading to contaminated drinking water wells has long been feared in South Florida. Saltwater intrusion occurs naturally to some degree in most coastal aquifers, owing to the hydraulic connection between groundwater and seawater. Because saltwater has a higher mineral content than freshwater, it is denser and has a higher water pressure. There are three primary mechanisms by which saltwater contaminates the freshwater reservoir in the unconfined, surficial aquifers of the region: one, subsurface movement of seawater (lateral large-scale intrusion), two, seepage of seawater from tidal canals and streams, and three, upward movement of connate saltwater (water remaining from the