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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:14pm

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

One of the tradeoffs of living near the ocean is vulnerability 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.

Coastal geologist Dr. Clark Alexander spoke with GPB's Sarah McCammon about the project.