Skip to main content
Visit our new News website at GPBNews.org
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:57pm

Assessing The Vulnerability Of Places, And People, Along The Coast

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.