Tuesday, November 28, 2023

State hosts feedback session to build resilience plan

Sand-hauling work was scheduled to begin Monday, but is delayed until beach engineers assess the damages from the storm. Here, a sand pile recently dumped just south of the Surf City Pier. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)
(Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Individuals living in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus counties are encouraged to attend a meeting in Leland that will help with strategies to build a resilience plan for communities across North Carolina.

The state is looking to prioritize five to ten strategies from the meeting to help the region strengthen its ability to withstand floods, heat waves, and other climate hazards. Individuals can weigh in on ideas in infrastructure, housing, communications and outreach, planning/policy, analysis or assessments.

A Regional Resilience Portfolio Program will be one of two final products created in concert of each of nine regional councils of governments: Kerr-Tar, Upper Coastal Plain, Albemarle, Mid-Carolina, Mid-East, Lumber River, Cape Fear, Eastern Carolina and Triangle J (except for Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

The public workshop is held in collaboration of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, the North Carolina Rural Center, and the North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR). It takes place Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Cape Fear Conference Room at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Dr. Registration is here, required by Sept. 9.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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