North Central Florida Regional Planning Council: North Central Florida Economic and Disaster Resiliency Study

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

In 2008, Tropical Storm Fay caused significant property damage in seven of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council’s 11 counties. In order to prepare the region to rebound economically from future natural disasters and to aid in a more rapid recovery effort, the council received funding from the EDA to complete the North Central Florida Economic
and Disaster Resiliency Study. The study documents existing conditions in the 11 counties and reviews the potential impacts of a catastrophic event with respect to the regional economy. A vulnerability analysis identifies parcels at high risk from flooding and/or coastal storm surge, allowing for advance preparations. The council researched and wrote the plan, with assistance for hurricane forecast models from the Jacksonville Field Office of the National Weather Service.

Scott R. Koons, Executive Director: [email protected]

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