February 6, 2023

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Florida's quote of the day

| 1/25/2023

"Resilience is about more than just building stormwater pumps and bigger pipes, it’s about people."

-- Rick Miller, deputy director of Arsht-Rock’s Resilience Hubs Initiative

After Hurricane Irma crashed through South Florida in 2017, community leaders and elected officials got a first-hand look at the long list of things Miami’s most vulnerable residents needed to get their lives back on track.

There were horror stories of elderly residents equipped with only “tuna and a flashlight” ahead of the storm, SNAP benefits not working at grocery stores after power outages and diabetics left with no way to cool their insulin.

Now, those communities have a new chance to be a part of designing “resilience hubs” of the future. In this case, that involves retrofitting some government buildings to better serve residents before — and long after — a storm.

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