9/8 THUR 16:00 | 4-County Climate Change Planning 2


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This session will discuss the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact agreed to by Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties in SE Florida, and their partnering with the
South Florida Water Management District. The 5.6 million residents of the four counties exceed the population of 30 states and represent 30 percent of Florida’s population, and are situated in
one of the nation’s areas most vulnerable to climate change. The session will detail the Regional Climate Change Compact’s objectives,
its accomplishments to date and the ongoing development of a regional climate action plan.

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  • Good afternoon… Climate Change and Post Disaster Redevelopment have been to separate efforts that would have to converge and integrate in the near future.
  • Post-Disaster Redevelopment has been a concurrent state effort providing guidelines to local solutions after catastrophic events These projects have been funded by a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant administered by the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Could be applicable in AAA Need to be coordinated with the Regional Climate Change Action Plan
  • Palm Bch Co adopted a new Countywide PDRD in 2006 in reaction to the 2004-5 series of hurricanes that hit the County one after another. In 2007 the state completed pilot PDRPs for several local governments INCLUDING: Panama City, Hillsborough, Nassau, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The result was the release of a the guidebook: Post-Disaster…..
  • Let’s talk a little bit about PBC’s PDRP Highlight ACTIVATION, example of Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) activation before and during hazard events
  • As my predecessor speakers indicated Compact partners are n the process of unveiling a Regional Climate Change Action Plan Have developed the concept of Adaptation Action Areas which was enacted in 2011 GM Legislation early this year. All these concepts need to be coordinated and integrated into the PDRPs
  • A comprehensive PDR Plan also needs to address all potentially catastrophic effects resulting from climate change. Sea Level Rise could take 40 to 90 years to become visible, therefore its long-term implications Heightened cyclonic activity, droughts and rainy events are already here and might be the initial test of PDRP’s and for the Regional Action Plan. Lets look at some recent events:
  • These are the type of events that will test PDRP’s and Climate Change Action Plans way before the impacts of SLR become an evident hazard to our region.
  • Having seen that let’s talk about the challenges and opportunities to successfully linking of PDRP’s and the Regional Action Plan. Read bullets
  • On the screen are some of the key website links for both Post Disaster Redevelopment and Climate Change Compact partners…. This concludes my presentation
  • 9/8 THUR 16:00 | 4-County Climate Change Planning 2

    1. 1. Four-County Climate Change Planning Post-Disaster Redevelopment 2011 APA FLORIDA ANNUAL CONFERENCE September 7-10, 2011 The Breakers, Palm Beach
    2. 2. Post-Disaster Redevelopment Plans <ul><li>A Concurrent State Effort of Pilot Projects guiding local solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by a grant from FEMA </li></ul><ul><li>Applicable in Adaptation Action Areas and wherever natural hazard strikes </li></ul><ul><li>Should be coordinated with the Regional Action Plan </li></ul>
    3. 3. Post-Disaster Redevelopment Recent Initiatives <ul><li>2006 PBC Adopts a Countywide PDR Plan </li></ul><ul><li>2007 state-wide pilot projects based on PBC’s PDR Plan </li></ul><ul><li>State Publishes Guidebook: “Post-disaster Redevelopment Planning: A Guide for Florida Communities” </li></ul>
    4. 4. Post-Disaster Redevelopment Project Next Phases <ul><li>Phase IV: Implementation, maintenance & updates of adopted plans </li></ul><ul><li>Phase V : Incorporation of climate change factors – PBC selected as Pilot Community </li></ul><ul><li>Expected completion time end of 2011 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Palm Beach County PDRP <ul><li>Comprehensive Guideline for Pre- and Post Disaster Actions </li></ul><ul><li>Involves working groups from public and private sectors, homeowners and businesses, from planning through implementation and activation </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporates detailed Pre-Disaster & Post-Disaster actions for the short and long terms for several disaster levels </li></ul>
    6. 6. PDRP Action Plan Matrix <ul><li>PDRP Action Plan is comprised of multiple, complex matrix series organized by the factors mentioned above and identifying: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsible working group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Issue or Topic areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific Action(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jurisdictions involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding Considerations and timeframes </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Incorporating Climate Change into PDRP <ul><li>Joint effort of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Climate Change Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation Action Areas </li></ul>
    8. 8. Climate Change Factors to consider in PDRPs <ul><li>Sea Level Rise (SLR) with dramatic long-term implications for coastal communities </li></ul><ul><li>Heightened Cyclonic activity </li></ul><ul><li>Severe droughts and extended rainy seasons </li></ul>
    9. 9. Irene – NC Aug 2011
    10. 10. Irene – NJ Aug 2011
    11. 11. Irene – Soho/Manhattan Aug 2011
    12. 12. Irene – Mass. Aug 2011
    13. 13. Irene – Conn. Aug 2011
    14. 14. Typhoon Talas – Japan Sep 2011
    15. 15. Tohoku –Earthquake & Tsunami
    16. 16. Missouri Tornados - 2010
    17. 17. Tennessee Flooding 2010
    18. 18. Colombia Floods – Early 2011
    19. 19. La Nina Floods – S. Africa Early 2011
    20. 20. Venice, Italy Flooding
    21. 21. Texas Wildfire – Sep 2011
    22. 22. Tropical Storm Lee Hits New Orleans- Sep 2011
    23. 23. Linking Climate Change Issues and Opportunities <ul><li>Short and long-term approach of PDRPs an opportunity to address SLR and other hazardous events </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal to incorporate climate change factors after regional action plan is unveiled </li></ul><ul><li>PDRPs should have consistent implementation throughout the region </li></ul>
    24. 24. Linking Climate Change Issues and Opportunities <ul><li>PDRPs provide redevelopment guidelines but need to be supported by specific local policies </li></ul><ul><li>County coordination with local governments critical challenge </li></ul><ul><li>PDRPs must balance the immediate need to rebuild homes and businesses on site with decisions to relocate them out of vulnerable areas </li></ul>
    25. 25. Links <ul><li>Post Disaster Redevelopment: </li></ul><ul><li>DCA: http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fdcp/dcp/PDRP/index.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>PBC: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/programs/planning/postdisredev.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change Compact: </li></ul><ul><li>Palm Beach: http://www.pbcgov.com/gogreen/ </li></ul><ul><li>Broward: http://www.broward.org/NATURALRESOURCES/CLIMATECHANGE/Pages/SoutheastFloridaRegionalClimateCompact.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>Miami-Dade: http://green.miamidade.gov/climatechangesummit.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Monroe: http://fl-monroecounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=386 </li></ul>