Mon., June 16, 2014 5:57pm (EDT)

Assessing The Vulnerability Of Places, And People, Along The Coast
By Sarah McCammon
Updated: 1 month ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —   One of the tradeoffs of living near the ocean is the knowledge that we’re vulnerable to risks like hurricanes and floods.

Even more vulnerable? Low-income people, the elderly, and those with health problems or disabilities.

Scientists at the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are pulling together data from a variety of sources - mostly the federal government - to better understand those vulnerabilities.

Dr. Clark Alexander is a coastal geologist. He spoke with GPB Savannah’s Sarah McCammon.