Open and Complimentary to Public
In 2018, the Preservation Foundation started its Water Rising Series to look at how changing water levels will directly transform the way we interact with the built environment. This season the Foundation will continue the dialogue at our annual Historic Properties Workshop through the integration of a Flood Risk Workshop that will allow all Palm Beach residents to see how flooding will directly impact their property. The event will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and masks will be required.
Palm Beach residents will have the opportunity to come to the Foundation and learn how they will be affected by new FEMA maps and flood insurance rates, and how to best utilize this information to protect their homes from flooding. The open house workshop will feature interactive tables where residents can stop and learn about elevation certification, flood insurance, and different approaches to floodproofing all customized to their property. Information will be available to guide residents’ decision-making on this issue of increasing importance.
After the workshop, the Foundation will host three virtual lectures featuring experts in flood science, insurance fluctuations, and solutions by neighborhood. The lectures will be available to stream live or watch on-demand through the Foundation’s website.
The Foundation is proud to partner with the Town of Palm Beach and Resilient Enterprise Solutions to bring together the experts on flood risk and response.