Letter: It's important that residents attend flood risk workshop in Palm Beach

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Rain and the king tides cause the Intracoastal Waterway to spill into Bradley Park in September 2020.
Rain and the king tides cause the Intracoastal Waterway to spill into Bradley Park in September 2020.

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is holding its second Flood Risk Workshop open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

It’s vitally important that we all understand the new FEMA flood maps and how they will impact our homes and our coastal communities. Flood risk is greatest in areas of hurricanes, king tides and heavy rain.

We in South Florida qualify for all of these, so it would behoove us all to learn as much as we can about flood protection, the impact of flooding on our property values, and how we can be proactive in preparing for rising waters.

I would urge as many of you as possible to attend this important event and then to encourage our town leaders and residents to prioritize plans for future sea level rise.

Kim Frisbie

Palm Beach

Editor's note: Kim Frisbie writes the Green Gardening column for the Palm Beach Daily News.

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