Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards


This report is dedicated to decisionmakers - both policymakers and planners - who are interested in learning about the categories of costs and risks associated with weather-related coastal hazards. This audience includes legislators who establish broad policy and programs and local government officials who develop and implement specific mitigation strategies and policies, such as land-use planning, building codes, and evacuation plans. Another key audience is private-sector decision makers, including lenders, investors, developers, and insurers of coastal property. In addition, social and natural scientists may be interested in the research needs outlined in this report.


220 pages


coastal hazards, economics, urban planning, land use, coastal zone management