Lead Organization: Delaware Sea Grant

A new report released by Delaware Sea Grant (DESG) outlines ways the tourism industry can prepare for flooding and other associated effects of climate change.

The 29-page document, “Coastal Delaware Resiliency: Response, recovery, and adaptation by the tourism industry to natural hazards and climate change,” is a collaborative effort between DESG and UD’s Sustainable Coastal Community Initiative. Available for download on the DESG website, the report highlights existing Delaware resources that can help business owners:

• identify business activities that are essential for continued operation

• prepare for risks, and

• create a recovery plan in the event of a natural disaster.

“Tourism is a $3 billion industry in Delaware. This report aims to help Delaware’s tourism businesses identify vulnerabilities to natural hazards and plan for resiliency in the face of rising sea levels and increasingly severe weather.

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