Countywide Vulnerability Assessment Meeting September 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. The vulnerability assessment will cost $500,000, funded entirely by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Resilient Florida Program. 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. Those unable to attend will be able to watch live at www.sjcfl.us/gtv.
A vulnerability assessment helps a community measure potential impacts from flooding and sea level rise and identify structures, infrastructure, people, and natural resources that may be affected. 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 that 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 vulnerability assessment according to criteria outlined in the Florida statute qualifies St. Johns County for additional project funding through the FDEP.
At the meeting, the public will have an opportunity to learn about the process of creating a vulnerability assessment and the methods used to develop model scenarios. The public will also be able to provide input on critical asset priorities within the community. St. Johns County staff will be available to answer any questions related to the Countywide Vulnerability Assessment.
No official action will be taken at this meeting.