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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 2:14pm

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

Updated: 1 year ago.

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.