The Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment study included key findings for each of the municipalities participating in the project, along with a list of buildings threatened. This is a partial list of the findings.
81% of commercial properties in the north-central area of the city have medium or high vulnerability to rainfall-induced flooding.
80% of residential properties in the southwestern corner of the city have medium to high vulnerability to rain-induced flooding.
But residential properties are not as threatened elsewhere in the study area because they are more recently constructed.
65% of the residential properties in the eastern part of the city are vulnerable to storm surge inundation.
Buildings threatened by flooding, high winds or storm surge include Fire Rescue Stations 3, 5 and 6. Dixie Manor is vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding and high winds, as are Florida Atlantic University and Verde and Calusa elementary schools.
The most vulnerable areas are those with aging infrastructure. Some are west of Interstate 95 and Congress Avenue, including Lake Boynton Estates and Industrial Way.
Areas near North Lake Drive are vulnerable to flooding due to low topography.
43% of buildings are vulnerable to flooding in a major storm.
55% of major roads and 45% of minor roads potentially would be inaccessible in a major storm.
Boynton Harbor Marina is vulnerable to storm surge, flooding and high winds. Fire Stations 3, 4 and 2 are vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding, wind or storm surge. Hester Community Center, Congress Middle School, St. Mark Catholic School, Trinity Christian Academy, Bright Horizons Preschool and Greentree Villas are vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding and high winds.
Historic properties are highly vulnerable to high winds.
Many roads likely will be inaccessible during large storms.
King tides will cause property damage in older buildings at low elevations.
Veterans Park, La Hacienda Gardens and Catherine Strong Park are vulnerable to storm surge and tidal flooding. Delray Beach Swim and Tennis Club, Delray Beach Golf Club and Fire Station 2 are vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding. Parking areas at 134 and 148 S. Ocean Blvd. are vulnerable to storm surge, tidal flooding or rain-induced flooding.
Atlantic Community High School, Delray Full Service Center, Unity of Delray and St. Vincent Ferrer School are each vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding.
Although Highland Beach has fewer critical facilities than larger cities, residential properties have high vulnerability to storm surge that can make roads impassable during large storms.
Residential vulnerability to high winds is twice that of the area as a whole.
The town is one of the most vulnerable to shoreline recession.
The municipal complex and vacant government-owned coastal lands are vulnerable to storm surge, tidal flooding, rainfall-induced flooding and high winds.
Rainfall-induced flooding is a major threat to roads, potentially making many properties inaccessible.
High numbers of residential and commercial properties are threatened by rainfall-induced flooding and storm surge.
Of 10 health and medical facilities, nine are highly vulnerable to high winds.
Coastal parks and McKinley Park on Hypoluxo Island are vulnerable to storm surge, flooding and high winds. The Town Hall and the library are vulnerable to rainfall-induced flooding and high winds, as are Lantana Community Middle School, Lantana Elementary and Palm Beach Maritime Academy.
The town has few critical facilities, but residential properties and roads are highly vulnerable to storm surge.
Residential properties are highly vulnerable to high winds because of their age.
The town has increased risk to severe storms and sea-level rise due to shoreline recession.
Town Hall and town-owned coastal lands are vulnerable to storm surge, rainfall-induced flooding, tidal flooding and high winds.
— Mary Hladky