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Originally called StormSmart Coasts, the StormSmart Communities program was developed by CZM to help local officials prepare for and protect their communities from coastal storms and flooding—both now and under higher sea levels. Whenever possible, the program taps into existing resources and aims to provide Massachusetts communities with tried-and-true actions that they can take to reduce their risks. CZM launched the initial StormSmart Coasts website in May 2008 to consolidate and simplify these resources.
In 2013, the StormSmart Coasts website was broadened to include information for coastal property owners on a wider range of coastal hazards issues. The information developed specifically for local officials is now called StormSmart Communities. This program provides ongoing assistance with local implementation of StormSmart strategies.
The launch of this program benefitted greatly from the hard work of three former CZM employees:
The program also would not be possible without the generous contributions of time and expertise by many, including:
The early success of StormSmart Coasts in Massachusetts quickly led to the development of a national network. NOAA, the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, and others represents the StormSmart Coasts Network. The StormSmart Coasts National Network website provides local decision makers with information on erosion, flooding, storms, and sea level rise and has helped them connect and collaborate.