The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
Top-requested sites to log in to services provided by the state
Hull is a narrow, low-lying peninsula located 12 miles south of Boston. This town of approximately 11,000 residents covers 33 miles of densely developed shoreline separating Hingham Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The community experiences regular damages and flood claims from northeasters and is also vulnerable to hurricanes.
To address current and future storm damage impacts, the town sought to improve standards guiding development and redevelopment and to enhance education and outreach regarding the risks associated with coastal storms and sea level rise.
The Hull StormSmart Coasts pilot project resulted in the development of two innovative tools that can be used as models in other coastal communities:
The town of Hull received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2010 Walter B. Jones Memorial Award for Excellence in Local Government for their innovative work on this project and their outstanding efforts at local management of coastal hazards.
See Using Freeboard to Elevate Structures above Predicted Floodwaters for related information on freeboard. The NOAA CanVis tool provides another way to develop realistic storm surge visualizations using photographs.