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When purchasing property on the Rhode Island Coastline, buyers must often consider the unique challenges associated with living in a home or operating a business in an area that will likely be subject to harsh coastal conditions.
While the ocean views and other perks make the coastline a desirable place to live, storms pose a major risk for natural hazards such as erosion and flooding due to rises in the sea level and increased wind and wave action. Not only is the owner constantly faced with the risk of damage, but they must also deal with the complication of working around environmental regulations.
Since there is no way to stop natural weather phenomena from occurring, stakeholders are forced to take preventative measures to protect their investments. The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and the URI Coastal Resources Center (CRC) in partnership with Rhode Island Sea Grant are working to help these individuals to help themselves with the release of a new Rhode Island Coastal Property Guide that offers simple ways to prevent damage from storm flooding and shoreline erosion. â€śRhode Island Coastal Property Guide: What Coastal Property Owners, Renters, Builders and Buyers Should Know About Rhode Islandâ€™s Shorelineâ€ť is available on the CRMCâ€™S website digitally for free.
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