Rising Sea Levels & Heritage: Meeting the Challenges in Sarasota

Reposted on Monday, July 2nd, 2018 by Paula Melo

Patch.com   July 1, 2018

Three-day conference on August 8th through 11th, 2018

By (NCF Professor) Uzi Baram, Patch Poster  | Updated 

Sarasota and hurricanes: there is a myth that Sarasota is protected from hurricanes, whether by ancient Native Americans and their continual presence in burials and mounds or by some associated with the Ringling circus. Yet nothing stops hurricanes from coming to the shores of Sarasota Bay: we have historical accounts of hurricanes and, within the last year, residents went through the loss of power and school closures after Hurricane Irma in September 2017 and can see the erosion at Lido Beach caused by the May 2018 Tropical Storm Alberto do much damage.