Property

Southeast
Property

“No one should be lending for 30 years in most of Florida,” financial climate analyst warns

Rising insurance premiums could lead to an economic crash in the Sunshine State, according to one expert

Southeast
Property

Charleston dealing with rapid rise in applications for raising homes

At least 50 homeowners in Charleston’s historic district have inquired about elevating their homes, a practice the city once discouraged but now largely accepts after a spate of recent floods and the growing reality of climate change.

Southeast
Property

Congress breaks stalemate, set to send millions of dollars to help storm-ravaged South Carolina

WASHINGTON - South Carolina will receive millions of dollars in federal aid to offset damages from Hurricanes Florence and Michael last year. It will be welcome news for the state’s residents hit hardest by the massive storm. According to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the situation was set to become dire “in the coming weeks, not months,” if Congress did not quickly overcome partisan disagreements and pass a disaster aid bill.

International
Property

India Supreme Court refuses to extend deadline for demolishing flats in Maradu

The court evaluated that it is high time the tendency of courts and other legal systems stopped forgiving those who violate the environment laws.

International
Property

More than half of Brits want to buy a home near the coast or waterfront

Over half of people in Britain would like to buy a home near the coast and many plan to move closer to the seaside or a water front in the future, a new survey has found.

International
Property

Philippine cities facing sinking prospects

MANILA (AFP-Jiji) — When Mary Ann San Jose moved to Sitio Pariahan more than two decades ago, she could walk to the local chapel. Today, reaching it requires a swim.

Northeast
Property

Op-Ed: Water dependent means exactly that

Recent opinions by Columnist David Collins supporting the proposed siting of a seasonal restaurant on a city-owned pier in the Downtown Waterfront Park and the editorial board’s praising Governor Ned Lamont’s announcement of a public-private partnership for upgrading State Pier both ignore the statutory provisions of the Connecticut Coastal Management Act.

International
Property

A Call for Action - Climate Change as a Source of Financial Risk

This report by the NGFS sets out climate change-related risks as a source of financial risk and outlines six recommendations, particularly for central banks and financial supervisors to take initial steps to ensure the stability of the financial system. The report aims to build knowledge in the main gaps of identifying, measuring and managing climate risks in the financial system.

Southeast
Property

Preparing low-income communities for hurricanes begins with outreach

Governments seeking to help their most vulnerable residents prepare for hurricanes and other disasters should create community-based information campaigns ahead of time, according to a Rutgers study of economically disadvantaged New Jerseyans in the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Louisiana Unveils Ambitious Plan to Help People Get Out of the Way of Climate Change

An incredibly well-done bit of writing and multi-media storytelling on the Louisiana coast from Bloomberg.

Great Lakes
Property

Flooding becoming bigger problem for Michigan

Detroiters are still wringing out their lives, two weeks after torrential downpours swamped roadways and homes.

Pacific Northwest
Property

Oregon policymakers may shake up development rules in tsunami zones

Sooner or later the offshore Cascadia fault zone is going to unleash a monster earthquake and tsunami. When that day comes, you hope that coastal schools, fire stations and hospitals are located high enough so that they don't get washed away just when you really need them.

International
Property

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’

Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations.

Coastwide
Property

Is sea rise wrecking coastal home values? The answer: Maybe

SALISBURY, Mass. - For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone's guess.

International
Property

Islanders Threatened By Rising Seas Take Australian Government To Court In World First

Eight residents of four Torres Strait Islands are making a world-first case against their own government at the United Nations (UN) for breaching their human rights. A win will not be legally enforceable, but it could draw further attention to the government's failure to act.

Great Lakes
Property

In high water blame game, IJC says Cuomo is taking "cheap shots"

May 14, 2019 — Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are almost two feet above average for this time of year, but they haven’t reached 2017 levels yet. On Sunday, Lake Ontario was still six and a half inches below where it was the same day two years ago, when major flooding hit the region.

Southeast
Property

Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals

Hurricane Michael killed seven people and caused more than $6 billion in damage in Florida in October, a toll compounded by warmer, higher seas and wetter air, the signs of climate change scientists have long warned about.

Coastwide
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Snapshot: Vulnerability Reduction Scorecard helps cities save lives and resources

Newswise — In Norfolk, Virginia, officials are taking action to reduce their city’s vulnerability to flood risks. Flooding in Norfolk does not just happen during major storms. It can happen when the sun is shining, if the tide is high or the winds are right.

Southeast
Property

Special exception in SC law could save 17 beach houses, but at what cost?

DeBordieu Colony, a wealthy, gated beach community, was the benefactor of targeted legislation in the Statehouse this week that would protect a stretch of beachfront houses. That’s if Gov. Henry McMaster signs it into law.

Coastwide
Property

How Homes Are Being Built, Raised to Withstand Extreme Weather

Breezy Point is beautiful in the summertime, a quaint neighborhood sitting on a slim peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic just south of New York City. In a storm, though, that dreamy setting can become a nightmare.

International
Property

India SC Orders Demolition of Buildings - Construction In Coastal Area Cannot Be Permitted Without Concurrence of CZM Authority

"We take judicial notice of recent devastation in Kerala which had taken place due to such unbridled construction activities resulting into colossal loss of human life and property."

International
Property

Residents worried after island washes up just metres from homes in Île-Bizard

Montreal, Canada - Residents of Île-Bizard are stunned after an island washed up just metres away from some waterfront homes on Saturday.

Great Lakes
Property

Lake Erie's surging water levels imperil property values, tourism

More flooding and erosion — which affects everything from water quality to property values and tourism — are expected in the Great Lakes region this spring as water levels continue their rapid rise after a 14-year low.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Attention Louisiana climate deniers: Insurers say climate change now biggest risk

History is full of moments when communities facing an existential challenge have two fates.

Pacific Northwest
Property

Floods have ravaged Hamilton for over a century. Can outsiders persuade the town to move?

HAMILTON, Skagit County — Mayor Joan Cromley crossed over a backwater slough, chatting with a Seattle conservationist on a tour of her town, when a noise blared, shrill as a car alarm.

Southeast
Property

Desperate dig for the past under way on disappearing SC island

EDISTO ISLAND — Two of the coast’s mysterious shell rings — human-made and centuries old — lay buried in the woods on tiny Pockoy Island. For years nobody knew they were there.

International
Property

Climate change predicted to wipe $571 billion off property values

The property market is predicted to have $571 billion wiped from it by 2030 as a result of climate change and extreme weather events if a business as usual approach is taken, according to a new report released by the Climate Council.

Southeast
Property

Failing septic systems foul SC homes and waterways, but solutions are costly

Failing septic systems pollute Lowcountry waters with raw sewage and leave some residents with fouled yards and homes, but the cost of modern sewer connections and questions about government mandates have made the problem tricky to solve.

West Coast
Property

California to fine developer for building pricey beach hotel

Marine aquaculture will expand, but the quality and location of this growth will depend on sound governance, researcher says

International
Property

India Supreme Court orders demolition of 5 apartments

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ordered the demolition of five apartments in Ernakulam's Maradu municipality for violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules. The order was passed by a Bench led by Justice Arun Mishra.

Southeast
Property

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tackling climate change with ‘Chief Resilience Officer’

Coordinate preparations for ‘environmental, physical and economic impacts of climate change.’

Southeast
Property

Georgia Governor signs changes to Shore Protection Act

Gov. Brian Kemp signed amendments to the Shore Protection Act into law Friday. H.B. 445, sponsored in the senate by Republican State Sen. Ben Watson (District 1), prescribes new ways to define the scope of the state’s influence on private beach-front property.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Florida passes $240 million in Hurricane Michael aid, $30M for Bay County projects

PANAMA CITY — Hurricane Michael might not have dominated the headlines during the Florida legislative session, but local lawmakers came away with a big haul.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

Hawaii Land Board Approves $4.5M in Land Conservation Grants

The Department of Land and Natural Resources reports that Kohala lands within the Kula Iwi (homeland) of Kamehameha the Great on Hawai‘i Island; stunningly beautiful coastal pasture in Hāna, Maui; restored access to a Hawaiian fishpond on Kaua‘i’s north shore; and two tracts of high-quality O‘ahu forest can now be protected for public benefit with the help of grant funding from the State Legacy Land Conservation Program.

Northeast
Property

Maine’s ‘Super’ Seaweed Harvesting Faces New Restrictions After Court Ruling

Maine’s seaweed business has grown like a weed in recent years, with proponents touting it as both a “superfood” and an economic generator for the rural state — but the industry is now facing sticky new restrictions.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Guest column: Engaging the business community in disaster recovery

Commissioner George P. Bush of the Texas General Land Office -- the lead coastal agency in Texas -- on disaster recovery.

International
Property

Adapting, adjusting to change in Atlantic Canada's climate may be key to economic future

CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY CHANGING THE LIVES OF ATLANTIC CANADIANS, BUT WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP IT, OR ADAPT TO IT, OR SOFTEN THE EFFECTS? WE ASKED PEOPLE FROM ACROSS ATLANTIC CANADA WHAT THEY SEE AS THE BIGGEST IMPACTS ON THEIR OWN LIVES AND WHAT — IF ANYTHING — CAN BE DONE TO DEAL WITH THEM.

International
Property

Coastal body orders razing of 171 structures in NDZ

PANAJI, India: The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has ordered the demolition of 171 temporary structures erected in no-development zones (NDZ) at Morjim, Mandrem, Galgibaga and Agonda stretches that are popular for their turtle-nesting sites. Out of the 171 temporary structures facing the axe, 64 are in South Goa and 107 in North Goa. A senior GCZMA official told TOI that both district collectors have been asked to implement the demolition orders.

International
Property

India prepares for 'extremely severe' Bay of Bengal cyclone

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated along India's eastern coast on Thursday as authorities braced for a cyclone moving through the Bay of Bengal that was forecast to bring extremely severe wind and rain.

Southeast
Property

Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea‑Level Rise on Current Real‑Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami‑Dade, Florida

“We find empirical support for significant and negative impacts, in property value appreciation due to the increasing risks of tidal flooding. This is likely to be linked to both observable increases in flooding events for locales within the Miami-Dade region as well as the documented increases in media coverage of these events.” – Authors Steven A. McAlpine & Jeremy R. Porter

Coastwide
Property

Building Coastal Resilience to Protect U.S. National Security

CNT Editor Note: This report from June 2018 was produced by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars / Environmental Change and Security Program, and reported through their blog, New Security Beat. We chose to feature the report to introduce CNT readers to the Wilson Center and the level of "think tank" analysis going into issues like climate change and coastal risk management.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Judge puts treehouse setback case first on docket

Treehouse huggers stay tuned. 12th Circuit Judge Ed Nicholas decided April 29 to move ahead with the owners’ 2013 case to declare a city setback unconstitutional before ruling on an enforcement case seeking to enforce city orders to remove the structure and pay fines.

International
Property

Asian Development Bank launches US$5 billion action plan to protect oceans

Plan will expand financing and technical assistance for ocean health and marine economy projects from 2019 to 2024 for Asia and Pacific region countries

Mid-Atlantic
Property

HOG-TIED: Hurricane Florence Impacts in North Carolina

In Houston, it was the petrochemical plants. In North Carolina, it was the hog farms. In both places, churning floodwaters caused by recent storms were turned into a toxic stew that endangered local water resources and public health.

International
Property

Singapore Wants to Build Massive Floating Suburbs

Vast complexes of floating rafts would support apartment buildings on the sea.

Northeast
Property

Opinion: Zoning NYC for a More Resilient Future

As the threat of climate change grows more prevalent by the day, cities must take the lead in reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more resilient. This year, New York City has taken a big, green step forward, with actions by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council that will decrease our emissions.

Southeast
Property

PAWLEYS ISLAND: Town’s quest for beach easements may force condemnation

South Carolina - Lawyers with the Army Corps of Engineers were scheduled to talk Wednesday with one of two property owners who declined to sign easements to allow a federally-funded beach renourishment project on the south end of Pawleys Island. The town will learn today whether the missing easements, two of the 113 required, will alter plans to start work in the fall.

Coastwide
Property

Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in a short-term rental case could affect Airbnb listings

The state Supreme Court ruled a Monroe County township’s zoning ordinance bars the short-term rental of homes in strictly residential districts in a widely anticipated decision with statewide implications for homesharing platforms like Airbnb.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

Waikiki Flooding concerns spur push for Hawaii shore protection

As rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and city streets hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be submerged.

International
Property

Time is running out for Jakarta, the sinking capital of Indonesia, amid calls for a new capital city

This week, Indonesia's president announced that the capital Jakarta was sinking at an alarming rate -- and that the capital needed to be relocated.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

D.C. Is First to Plan to Remove, Retrofit Flood-Prone Buildings

Washington is announcing a goal of retrofitting or removing all of its flood-prone buildings by 2050, the first major U.S. city to set such a policy. City sets goal for 2050 as threat from climate change worsens. Challenges include new housing, addressing federal buildings

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Task force turns to crafting recovery action plan for Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY — Nearing a self-imposed May deadline to create a comprehensive blueprint, the Bay County Long-Term Recovery Task Force received a 400-page draft report that outlines 320 proposals or concepts for the community’s regeneration from Hurricane Michael.

Coastwide
Property

FEMA Chief Urges New Culture of More Individual Responsibility for Disaster Mitigation

Americans must assume more responsibility for protecting themselves from the rising toll of natural disasters, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency warned.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Editor’s opinion: The pioneers of Isle de Jean Charles

For a glimpse into the future of Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes, keep an eye on the effort underway to relocate residents of Isle de Jean Charles.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Alabama: Concerns over city of Mobile selling lots in flood-prone areas causes council moratorium

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Residents in one Midtown neighborhood raised concerns after the city put up more than a dozen “for sale” signs on more than a dozen lots last month because they say it's prone to flooding

Southeast
Property

More big hurricanes are coming, and North Carolina needs to prepare, a new report says

RALEIGH - Hurricanes are getting worse, but residents, businesses and governments aren’t doing enough to avoid repeated losses from future floods, according to a new report.

West Coast
Property

The Last Perfect Place in California

Understanding the 24,000-Acre Dangermond Preserve’s High Hopes and Huge Hurdles

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Florida's algae crisis and lingering red tide hurt waterfront home sales

Water quality problems from algae and red tide not only cause some buyers to back out of Southwest Florida home purchases; they also appear to dampen sales values, local real estate agents say.

Southeast
Property

Hurricane Florence: Building resilience for the new normal

Zurich Insurance and ISET-International release Hurricane Florence Post-Event Report on the new realities of severe weather resilience.

Coastwide
Property

MIT researchers figured out how to build 'pop-up islands' that could save places like Hawaii from disappearing underwater

The earth's warming temperatures are already leading to catastrophic events like earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and landslides. But there may be a way to channel these disasters to protect coastal communities.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Texas: Corpus Christi looking at options to collect taxes on short term rentals

City leaders believe Corpus Christi is missing out on hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in taxes from short term rentals on sites like AirBNB. The city has been looking for a way to start collecting those taxes, and a recent Supreme Court ruling may pave the way for that to happen.

Southeast
Property

Twice victorious at Supreme Court, Singer Island man prepares for another fight locally

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — You might remember the name, Fane Lozeman. He has a long history of taking on Riviera Beach and winning, including twice at the United States Supreme Court.

International
Property

Thai navy boards American fugitive’s sea-floating home

An American fugitive in hot water with Thailand’s government had his sea home raided. On Saturday, the Thai navy boarded the floating home in the Andaman Sea of Michigan bitcoin trader Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend, Nadia Supranee Thepdet, members of the burgeoning seasteading movement.

Southeast
Property

High and Dry: Investors look to Miami's Little Haiti and Higher Elevation

Transatlantic Media Fellowship Parts of Miami could be under water in only a few decades. That is why prices are now skyrocketing in a low-income neighborhood previously largely home to Haitian residents.

Arctic & Antarctica
Property

In Arctic military drills, troops fight Russians, cold

RESOLUTE BAY, Canada -- After finishing a training drill on surviving the bitter cold, the soldiers gathered around Ranger Debbie Iqaluk to hear about an inescapable fact of life in the high Arctic: The ice is melting despite the low temperatures. And that means the Russians are coming.

Coastwide
Property

Climate Change: The Already Present, Next Great Risk to Munis

When Miami Beach borrowed $162 million from Wall Street this week, it wanted investors to know rising seas and extreme weather are a real risk to the city and that it’s doing something about it.

International
Property

Canada: Don’t expect a bailout if you build in a flood zone

As the winter snowpack melts and fears of spring flooding rise, Canada’s public safety minister Ralph Goodale has a “tough message” for municipalities, homeowners and businesses: build in a flood zone and you could be on your own.

International
Property

Thailand: US Bitcoin Investor may face death penalty for living on floating home in Andaman Sea

An American Bitcoin investor and his girlfriend have gone into hiding after being told they face the death penalty for building a home in the sea off the coast of Thailand and trying to establish his own 'micronation'.

International
Property

Threat factors drive up cities' resilience spending

City governments around the world are becoming more aware of making sure their cities can withstand or recover quickly from unpredictable events and disasters.

International
Property

Global disasters cost insurers $85 billion in 2018: Swiss Re

Global insured losses from disaster events last year totaled $85 billion, Swiss Re Ltd. said Wednesday, the fourth-highest recorded in a single year. But for 2017 and 2018 combined, the impact of global insured losses from natural catastrophes reached $219 billion, a record high over a two-year period, according to the Swiss Re Institute’s sigma report.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Is Texas Leading On Disaster Preparedness? Yes And No, Experts Say

More than a year and a half after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, killing dozens, the state is still waiting on billions in federal recovery dollars. In the meantime, Texas lawmakers are looking to prepare the state — the most disaster-prone in the nation — for future storms.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Florida DEP responds to beachfront treehouse owners, files for dismissal

In the battle of the beachfront treehouse, the march from the treehouse to the courthouse continues

Northeast
Property

New Jersey: Flood Insurance Changes Worry Jersey Shore Residents

ATLANTIC CITY - Pat and Alonzo Bailey live in a modest, one-story house two blocks from the bay in Bungalow Park. The couple say they spend about $2,600 on flood insurance annually, a rate determined by three factors: the elevation of their home, its location in the 100-year floodplain and a lack of flood vents on the foundation.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Florida: Everyone agrees Pensacola Beach's lease system is broken. Now how do we fix it?

Sitting next to his Pensacola Beach neighbor at a recent Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting, Mark DeNunzio gave beach leaders one example the often inequitable and frequently nonsensical system that determines the amount of taxes and lease fees beach residents pay for their homes.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

Carolinas Stumpage Market (Timber): Identifying Imbalances After Hurricane Florence

On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall on the North Carolina coast before idling in place for days. As it moved westward across the state at only 2-3 MPH, the sluggish storm saturated the Carolinas with an average 17.5” of rainfall—and close to 36” in some areas.

Southeast
Property

Florida disasters command huge share of state spending

Even the tax-break package the Republican majority traditionally touts has been downsized to make money available for environmental work across the state and rebuild the devastated eastern Panhandle.

International
Property

Amid changing climate, strategies needed to protect Indonesian islands from sea level rise

The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, supported by USAID, have launched 226,280-hectare conservation areas to protect small islands in North Maluku.

Mid-Atlantic
Property

North Carolina: Southern Shores attempts density control to avoid septic overload from short-term rentals

By a narrow 3-2 vote, Southern Shores Town Council at its April 2 meetings gave preliminary approval to limiting septic capacity for all new Southern Shores homes and capping the overnight occupancy for any vacation rental property at 14 persons.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Florida Beach Access: Walton group supports HB 631

Should other people have a say in how you use your backyard? Tammy Alford, president of Florida Coastal Property Rights, doesn’t think so.

Great Lakes
Property

Global Floods Cause $8B in Economic Losses During March: Aon Catastrophe Report

Damage from flooding in March 2019 is estimated at US$8 billion from events across the globe, according to Aon’s “Global Catastrophe Recap – March 2019.”

Coastwide
Property

Insurers Pitch Quick-Paying Parametric Disaster Insurance to Public Sector

Some of the world’s largest insurers are eagerly pitching cities, states and even school districts on policies designed to pay out quickly with few questions in the event of extreme weather. The catch: Even a hurricane might not be extreme enough.

Hawaii & Alaska
Property

Hawai‘i’s Managed Retreat Proposal Offers an Early Model for Relocation—At a Cost

As seas rise, middle- and working-class Hawaiians worry they’ll be forced out of their homes, while the rich rebuild.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

PHOTOS: Mexico Beach six months after Hurricane Michael

View the condition of Mexico beach six months after the major storm demolished the area.

International
Property

Buildings, parks and roads may retreat inland as part of 'buffer-zone' proposed for Kāpiti Coast

New Zealand - A surf club, several buildings, picnic areas and roads along a 40-metre section of the Kāpiti Coast may have to be either relocated or closed due to the rising threat of storms and coastal erosion.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

Protecting Pensacola Beach: Double Taxation Sparks Today's Controversy

Continuing the series on Pensacola Beach ownership and access, Abigail Megginson explores the double taxation claims on the beach and how that issue could potentially affect development and public access.

West Coast
Property

Sunny days, fertilizer runoff and sewage can create toxic bacteria at Salton Sea

THE SALTON SEA COULD BE AN IDEAL BACTERIA BREEDING GROUND. DETECTED LEVELS ARE LOW SO FAR, BUT ELSEWHERE, PEOPLE AND PETS HAVE DIED.

Southeast
Property

As home development looms, activists push to preserve SC town’s last dunes as public park

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Ingram Dunes is a 9.4-acre section of maritime forest surrounded by development and one of the last undeveloped areas of the city. Since 2016, a group has been working to preserve Ingram Dunes as a passive park and nature preserve.

Coastwide
Property

Study Finds Owners of Unprotected Coastal Homes Don’t Intend to Retrofit

New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that many coastal homes have significant structural vulnerabilities that leave homeowners and their homes largely unprotected from storms. Additionally, the majority of coastal homeowners have little to no intention of reducing these structural vulnerabilities, even though they live in areas frequently affected by damaging hurricanes and flooding.

West Coast
Property

Airbnb now collecting Long Beach hotel taxes from visitors

Long Beach, California - City's 12% occupancy tax had gone uncollected prior to April 1 adoption of new agreement. More than 70,000 visitors used Airbnb rather than Long Beach hotels to find accommodations in 2017, the company said.

Coastwide
Property

Hurricane season 2019: 2 to 4 major storms predicted (5-7 overall)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With some parts of the country still recovering from the events of Hurricanes Michael and Florence in 2018, meteorologists at AccuWeather are advising coastal areas to brace for two to four major hurricanes in 2019.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

North Beach redevelopment: Task force unveils solutions to flooding, erosion problems

A $40 million canal stretched across 6,387 feet in the middle of North Beach would change the face of the peninsula for the better, a Dallas developer said.

International
Property

BIG and MIT unveil a floating city of the future at the United Nations

The UN has just unveiled a floating city. Or, at least a framework for how floating cities will be built.

Southeast
Property

Private property rights at center of vacation rental regulation debate

Miles Conway bought what he thought was a secluded slice of paradise on Hutchinson Island just over the Indian River County line. But the unspoiled barrier island is being ruined by a wave of unregulated vacation rental properties, he said.

Coastwide
Property

A Mix of Flood Insurance Reforms

The federal flood insurance program has a knack for inspiring ideas from reformers across the political spectrum on how to improve government.

International
Property

Regenerate Christchurch's two-year sea-level rise project still has no options

Regenerate Christchurch has spent two years and nearly $500,000 working out how the city's eastern suburbs will adapt to sea-level rise, but is yet to come up with any options.

Coastwide
Property

Wall Street Embraces Weather Risk in New Era of Storms, Drought

Every uptick in wind speed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is of enormous interest to Mike Eilts.