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August 30, 2021

Reducing Flood Risks by Restoring Coral Reefs

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The increasing risk of flooding along our coasts is driven by climate change, development and habitat loss.

Powerful climate-fueled hurricanes such as Irma and Maria in 2017 caused significant damage to coastal communities in Florida and Puerto Rico, not

August 30, 2021

Reducing Flood Risks by Restoring Coral Reefs (AD)

 

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The increasing risk of flooding along our coasts is driven by climate change, development and habitat loss.

Powerful climate-fueled hurricanes such as Irma and Maria in 2017 caused significant damage to coastal communities in Florida and Puerto Rico, not

Folleto con texto y una vista aérea mirando hacia abajo en una costa con columnas que representan valores de datos en la costa.
August 23, 2021

Huracanes aumentan el riesgo de inundaciones futuras en Puerto Rico, 1

RESUMEN DEL REPORTE

Los daños causados ​​por los huracanes a los arrecifes de coral en 2017 aumentan el riesgo de inundaciones futuras en Puerto Rico y Florida

El daño a la infraestructura natural de los arrecifes por los huracanes Irma y María pone a las personas y propiedades de los EE. UU. en un riesgo significativo de futuras inundaciones

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Folleto con texto y una vista aérea mirando hacia abajo en una costa con puntos que representan valores de datos en la costa.
August 23, 2021

Huracanes aumentan el riesgo de inundaciones futuras en Puerto Rico, 2

Las consecuencias significativas del riesgo de inundación debido a los daños en los arrecifes de coral causado por los huracanes Irma y María clarifican por qué los beneficios de defensa de esta infraestructura natural deben recuperarse, repararse y restaurarse.

Los arrecifes de coral proporcionan una importante primera línea de defensa costera

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Brochure with text and an aerial view looking down on a coast with columns depicting data values along the coast.
August 23, 2021

Hurricanes increase future flood risk in Puerto Rico and Florida, 1

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Hurricane Damage to Coral Reefs in 2017 Increases Future Flood Risk in Puerto Rico and Florida

The damage to reef natural infrastructure from Hurricanes Irma and Maria puts U.S. people and property at significant risk of future flooding

Key Points

  • Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused significant damage to coral
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Brochure with text and an aerial view looking down on a coast with dots depicting data values along the coast.
August 23, 2021

Hurricanes increase future flood risk in Puerto Rico and Florida, 2

The significant flood risk consequences of damage to coral reefs from Hurricanes Irma and Maria clarify why the defense benefits from this natural infrastructure should be recovered, repaired and restored.

Coral reefs provide a significant first line of coastal defense from storms and hurricanes by serving as offshore submerged breakwaters. But

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Two aerial photos of the southern part of Florida labeled with asset and people loss due to coral reef damage.
August 23, 2021

Annual coastal hazard risk increase due to hurricanes in Florida

Maps for the southern part of the Florida coastline show the increase in annual coastal hazard risk due to damage by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  1. Increase in population at risk due to coral reef damage per kilometer (left)
  2. Increase in value ($) of assets at risk due to coral reef damage per kilometer (right)
Two aerial photos of Puerto Rico show colored sections along the coast to show values of loss after hurricanes.
August 23, 2021

Impact of damage by hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico

Maps of Puerto Rico show the increase in annual coastal hazard risk due to damage by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

  1. Increase in population at risk due to coral reef damage per kilometer (top)
  2. Increase in value ($) of assets at risk due to coral reef damage per kilometer (bottom)
Brochure with text and a aerial view looking down on a coast with columns depicting data values along the coast.
August 23, 2021

Social and economic benefits of coral reef restoration: Puerto Rico 1

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The Social and Economic Benefits of Coral Reef Restoration in Puerto Rico

Key Points

  • The social and economic benefits of potential reef restoration scenarios, which varied in restored reef height and width, were assessed across the entire reef-lined coasts of Puerto Rico.
  • Reef restoration in Puerto Rico
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Brochure with text and a aerial view looking down on a coast with dots depicting data values along the coast.
August 23, 2021

Social and economic benefits of coral reef restoration: Puerto Rico 2

Coral reef restoration can yield significant flood reduction benefits. These natural defenses were damaged in the 2017 hurricanes; their recovery would reduce the risks of further storm damages to nature, people and property.

The coastal protection benefits of coral reefs and other natural defenses are not usually assessed in the same rigorous,

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Folleto con texto y una vista aérea mirando hacia abajo en una costa con columnas que representan valores de datos en la costa.
August 23, 2021

Beneficios sociales y económicos de la restauración: Puerto Rico 1

RESUMEN DEL REPORTE

Los beneficios sociales y económicos de la restauración de arrecifes de coral en Puerto Rico

PUNTOS CLAVE

  • Se evaluaron los beneficios sociales y económicos de los posibles escenarios de restauración de arrecifes, los cuales varían en altura y en ancho del arrecife restaurado, a lo largo de las
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Folleto con texto y una vista aérea mirando hacia abajo en una costa con puntos que representan valores de datos en la costa.
August 23, 2021

Beneficios sociales y económicos de la restauración: Puerto Rico 2

La restauración de los arrecifes de coral puede producir beneficios significativos en la reducción de inundaciones. Estas defensas naturales sufrieron daños a causa de los huracanes de 2017; su recuperación reduciría riesgos adicionales a la naturaleza, las personas y propiedades causados por tormentas.

Los beneficios de protección costera de los

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