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Sea Grant, UGA help communities plan for future

Georgia Sea Grant, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and North Carolina Sea Grant are launching a project to help St. Marys and Hyde County, N.C., plan for sea level rise, increased coastal flooding and intensified storm surges.

Funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the project is part of the National Sea Grant College Program's nationwide effort to assist communities in preparing for the current and predicted impacts of these and other coastal changes. UGA public service and outreach units, which also include the Carl Vinson Institute of Government and the Marine Extension Service, see the project as a means of helping ensure long-term economic livelihood in coastal communities.

St. Marys is one of the most vulnerable cities in Georgia to impacts such as sea level rise, increased coastal flooding and intensified storm surges.