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Coastal Resilience and Adaptation

Coastal resilience means building the ability of individuals, communities, infrastructure, and the environment to "bounce back" after hazardous events such as hurricanes, coastal storms, and flooding. A community that is more informed and prepared will have a greater opportunity to rebound quickly from weather and climate-related events– communities should understand their vulnerability from coastal hazards, reduce their risk and determine the value of nature-based solutions.

The ability to rebound more quickly can reduce negative human health, environmental, and economic impacts. Resilience is our ability to prevent a short-term hazard event from turning into a long-term community-wide disaster.

Information from the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety:


A systems-based, incremental approach for creating stronger, safer homes.

FORTIFIED Home – Hurricane Program (PDF)

Open For Business-EZ is a free business continuity tool designed to help with planning for any type of business interruption to quickly re-open and resume operations following a disaster.

OFB-EZ Toolkit (PDF)
OFB-EZ Toolkit Individual Forms (PDF and Word)
Additional OFB-EZ Resources

Shoreline Adaptation: End of Road Projects


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Our Partners


Coastal Erosion and Adaptation on the Rhode Island Coastline (PDF)

Final Progress Report – Habitat Restoration Planning (PDF)

Fact Sheet – Small-scale Coastal Adaptation Projects: effective in big ways (PDF)


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