The Town of Surfside is all too familiar with the consequences of climate change, and it’s certainly no stranger to fighting back.
Heavy rainfalls, tidal flooding and sea level rise can cost residents and businesses thousands of dollars in damages.
To help improve the Town’s drainage system and future-proof its streets against extreme storms and tidal events, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has awarded the Town of Surfside with $107,500 through the Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation program.
These funds will be used to develop an enhanced drainage system plan to reduce flooding, which will in turn save residents and businesses on flood insurance, increase property values and protect Biscayne Bay from dangerous runoff that can cause seagrass die-offs and fish kills.
As the plan is developed, a series of public outreach events will be held to seek public input as the scope of work is designed, continuing throughout the project.
Stay up to date on the plan here on the Town of Surfside website, the Surfside Gazette and through our email updates.