City of Fernandina Beach Website
June 3, 2019 – 10:45 a.m.

The City of Fernandina Beach will host a Waterfront Resiliency Workshop on Tuesday June 4th at 5:000 PM at the City Commission Chambers at 204 Ash Street.  The City will reach out to stakeholders, including utilities and affected industry.  We will discuss and identify the critical assets in the waterfront area, and how they will be affected by shocks and stresses.  An overview of projected flooding and sea level rise scenarios will be presented, as well as a summary of current projects and funding for waterfront resiliency. In order to allow for a more focused process, the City is working to meet with stakeholders ahead of the workshop to provide a more complete list of objectives and concerns for discussion.  Each stakeholder provides a unique perspective that will help to complete the picture of a resilient waterfront.

The City of Fernandina Beach is developing a Waterfront Resiliency Master Plan.  This document will enable the City to effectively plan future infrastructure investments to ensure the preservation of our historic coastal downtown from the effects of rising sea levels and flooding.  The process will engage stakeholders across City departments, utilities, industry and citizens to prioritize critical infrastructure that can strengthen to address shocks and stresses that can impact the City, and complete projects that can have the greatest impact across the social, economic, and environmental areas for the citizens of Fernandina Beach.

The workshop will be an interactive meeting which will help identify solutions and consolidate ideas and opportunities to build resilience and allow Fernandina Beach to adapt and thrive in the face of shocks and stresses.

Acute Shocks

An acute event or phenomenon threatening major loss of life, damage to assets, and a city’s ability to function and provide basic services.

  • Flooding – storm surge
  • Severe storms and extreme rainfall
  • Heat Wave
  • Infrastructure or building failure
  • Disease outbreak

A chronic (ongoing or cyclical) event or phenomenon that renders the city less able to function and provide basic services.

  • Flooding – king tide/ sea level rise
  • Aging infrastructure
  • Mobility

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