Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation
Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change
Maine Sea Grant and Oregon Sea Grant
Old Orchard, Maine
Developing coastal dunes, Erosion mitigation
Hazard Resilience, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Erosion
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.
Cone, Joseph; White, Susan; Grant, Kristen; Kennedy, Fred; and Doe, Steve, "Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation" (2010). Maine Sea Grant Video Collection. 11.