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Puerto Rico Coastal Hazards (AD)

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The island of Puerto Rico is subject to numerous natural hazards including hurricanes and coastal erosion. Information on how the island’s coastal environments respond to these events is critical for bolstering coastal resilience. Dr. Legna Torres-Garcia, who was born in raised in Puerto Rico, is leading an effort to study coastal hazards and make this information more accessible to communities on the island. This information can help residents of the territory to be more prepared for, and resilient to, natural hazards.

Learn more about USGS coastal hazards research in Puerto Rico.

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“Drone shot of Hurricane Maria Aftermath in Puerto Rico.” Envato Elements.

“Seaside landscape during natural disaster hurricane.” Envato Elements.

“The Coral Reefs on The Sea Floor” by Danilo Riba. Pexels.

“Aerial Footage of People Swimming on the Sea” by Jess Loiterton. Pexels.

“Aerial Footage of Houses by the Beach” by Kindel Media. Pexels.

“Drone Footage of People on the Beach” by Photosomething. Pexels.

“Waves over Beach” by Magda Ehlers. Pexels.

“Aerial Footage of the Sea” by Los Muertos Crew. Pexels.




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