Miami joins The American Flood Coalition

Published on December 13, 2018

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(Miami, FL December 13, 2018) - Today, the City of Miami Commission approved a resolution sponsored by Mayor Francis Suarez proposing the City of Miami to become a member of The American Flood Coalition (AFC). Being a member of the AFC represents having a platform to work together with over a hundred other members to find solutions that support flood-affected communities such as Miami.
"Finding cutting-edge solutions for sea level rise requires a multi-faceted, comprehensive approach,” said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “As a community that stands on the forefront of this issue, being a member of the American Flood Coalition means that the City of Miami can now have an even stronger voice. I look forward to working with other cities across the nation to tackle sea level rise in innovative ways.”

 

By joining 26 other Florida municipalities that are already members of the AFC, the City of Miami reaffirms its commitment to addressing sea level rise and flooding that threatens the quality of life of residents and visitors. As a member, the City will be able to better advocate for a national policy to improve infrastructure and resilience for coastal communities, including ensuring adequate federal and state resources needed to adapt to the challenge of sea level rise.

About the American Flood Coalition
The American Flood Coalition, formerly known as the Seawall Coalition, is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocacy that urges the federal government to pay attention to, and provide coastal cities with, necessary policy changes, funds, and incentives to address flooding and sea level rise. Learn more about the American Flood Coalition on their website.