FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Officials from South Florida and the Florida Keys are seeking public comment on a draft plan to deal with rising sea levels.
The proposal by Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties calls for 108 actions such as redesigning low-lying roads, restricting development in vulnerable areas and relocating drinking-water wells farther inland.
The draft does not include any cost estimates.
Scientists from the four counties say sea levels in the region could rise by 1 foot in the next 30 to 60 years.
Palm Beach County Commission Chairwoman Shelley Vana tells the Sun Sentinel (http://sunsent.nl/zSkT8M ) that the Regional Climate Action Plan is an attempt to adapt early to higher sea levels.
The draft plan is available online at www.southeastfloridaclimatecompact.org . The public has until Feb. 10 to comment.
Information from: South Florida Sun Sentinel, http://www.sun sentinel.com
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