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Miami Beach considers $206 million overhaul of drainage system

September 05, 2012 12:00PM

Miami Beach

Miami Beach leaders are considering a proposal to spend $206 million to overhaul the city’s drainage systems, the Miami Herald reported. The city is particularly vulnerable to flooding, particularly with the risk of climate change and rising sea levels. “It’s the first time, as far as I know, that any community in South Florida and actually in the entire state of Florida is taking into account sea level rise as they plan their storm water infrastructure,” said Fred Backmann, Miami Beach’s director of public works. [Miami Herald] — Alexander Britell