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RI Coastal Resources Management Council

...to preserve, protect, develop, and restore coastal resources for all Rhode Islanders

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

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


What is FORTIFIED? (PDF)
FORTIFIED Home – Hurricane Program (PDF)



Open for Business EZ 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)
Additional OFB-EZ Resources

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