Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation

Title

Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation

Series Title

Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change

Identifier

MEU-V-10-002

Files

Link to Video

Creator

Maine Sea Grant and Oregon Sea Grant

Creation Date

2010

Duration

00:04:56

Geographic Focus

Old Orchard, Maine

Topics

Developing coastal dunes, Erosion mitigation

Keywords

Hazard Resilience, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Erosion

Summary

Storms, flooding, and erosion can damage coastal property and affect valued beaches, dunes, and habitat. Fred Kennedy, owner of Alouette Beach Resort, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, wanted to renovate his beach resort cottages built in the 1950s. In order to meet state regulations for building in the frontal sand dune, the building needed to be elevated on piers. The sand dune was restored and its elevation was raised by two feet to protect the new building from storm surges, as well as sea level rise.

Comments

Maine and Oregon Sea Grant documentary video, Building a Resilient Coast, re-aired on Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

View additional videos in this series:

Building A Resilient Coast: Introduction

Cast Study: Elevate Homes on the Beach

Case Study: Move Back and Change Property Slope

Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation

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