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    The RI E911 Exposure Assessment

    The Rhode Island Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (RI Beach SAMP), a program supported by many partners accross the state, works to study and understand how RI’s coastal communities will be affected by flooding and erosion in the coming years, and to assist municipalities in planning how to protect both people and property from these changes. One of the goals of the Beach SAMP program is to generate new data that can be used by communities and individuals to plan for the future. One of their many projects is the RI e911 Exposure Assessment, which utilizes the E911 sites data published here on RIGIS. Background on the E911 Data: The e911 sites data (as well…

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    New Data – Derived Inundation Surfaces: Scaled Sea Level Rise

    These data were developed by the Shoreline Change SAMP Team and the URI Graduate School of Oceanography as the result of recent coastal storms, such as Superstorm Sandy (October 2012), which reveal the need to address the vulnerability of populations, infrastructure, and resources at risk from storm surge throughout Rhode Island. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed the North Atlantic Comprehensive Study (NACCS) in 2015, which provides new tools and information to assess coastal storm and flood risks. Information from the NACCS was integrated into STORMTOOLS. These coastal inundation modeling results can be used by state government and local communities to identify storm surge flooding risks and develop adaptation strategies to…