County-wide Vulnerability Assessment


September 26, 2023 - St. Johns County to Host Countywide Vulnerability Assessment Meeting on Sept. 29 – St. Johns County will host a public meeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, in the St. Johns County Auditorium, located at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, to begin the process of a Countywide Vulnerability Assessment. Those unable to attend will be able to watch live at St. Johns County encourages the public to participate in this process by taking the St. Johns County Vulnerability Assessment Survey. The survey will remain open until Oct. 27. Countywide Vulnerability Assessment Meeting Press Release | Online Survey

dock over marshWhat is a vulnerability assessment?

A vulnerability assessment (VA) helps a community measure potential impacts from flooding and sea level rise and identify structures, infrastructure, people, and natural resources that may be affected.

How will this project benefit the County?

Through this project, the community will be better informed of the potential loss or damage to critical community assets. Using the information gathered from the vulnerability assessment, the County will be able to formulate an adaptation plan which will include recommendations for projects to make St. Johns County more resilient to flooding and sea level rise. In addition to providing the County with a comprehensive assessment of flood risk. Completing the VA according to criteria outlined in Florida statute qualifies St. Johns County for additional project funding through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

Project Funding/ FDEP Resilient Florida Program

  • Vulnerability Assessment Cost: $500,000
    • Funding: FDEP Resilient Florida Program (100%)
  • Recommended Projects: TBD
    • Funding: FDEP Resilient Florida Program, Other State Federal Grant Programs, Local Capital Improvements/ Program Budgets

Project Updates

St. Johns County will hold a public County-wide Vulnerability Assessment meeting on Friday, September 29, 2023, from 3:00pm – 5:00 pm, at the St. Johns County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian Vw., St. Augustine, FL 32084. We will give the community an opportunity to learn about the process of creating a vulnerability assessment, discuss the methods for developing the model scenarios, and give the public the opportunity to provide feedback to be considered during critical asset priority assignments. The agenda includes time to address your questions or concerns.

Your involvement can ensure the quality of information that will affect areas of your community.

Project Schedule

Vulnerability Assessment Project Schedule


Completion Date

Kick Off Meeting

November 2022

Aquire Background Data

March 2023

Exposure Analysis

May 2023

Sensitivity Analysis

July 2023

Identify Focus Analysis

December 2023

Final Vulnerability Assessment Report

January 2024


Westly Woodward