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South Florida town starts resilience fund for climate change

Posted at 9:56 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 06:25:31-05

SURFSIDE, Fla. (AP) - A small ocean-side town in South Florida has created a “resilience fund” that will be used to help residents adopt to climate change in a first-of-its-kind effort.

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The Miami-Dade County town of Surfside established a fund that will be used for buyouts of residents' homes, among other projects.

It also will give residents an assessment of the risks of living where they are.

So far, the quarter million dollars in it has been funded by developers and the town.

Town officials said the fund will help residents deal with the uncertainty of living in a place where the sea is expected to rise two feet by 2060.