Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

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Experts question whether exposed communities can keep rebuilding in the face of climate change. Barrier islands were never an ideal place for development, experts say. Building on the islands makes them more vulnerable to destruction because they can no longer move. Ian slammed into southwest Florida as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday.
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Experts say that Hurricane Ian is shining a spotlight once again on the vulnerability of the nation’s barrier islands and the increasing cost of people living on them

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench's home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat.

2 months ago·United States
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Experts say that Hurricane Ian is shining a spotlight once again on the vulnerability of the nation’s barrier islands and the increasing cost of people living on them

2 months ago·United States
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

Hurricane Ian underscores the vulnerability of the nation's barrier islands and the increasing costs of people living on the thin strips of land that parallel the coast. As hurricanes become more destructive, experts question whether such exposed communities can keep rebuilding in the face of climate change.

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands

By BEN FINLEY and STEVE HELBER Associated PressSANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench’s home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents’ house was among those destroyed by the storm that killed at least two people there, and the lone bridge to the crescent-shaped island collapsed, cutting off access by car …

2 months ago·Colorado Springs, United States
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Ian shows the risks and costs of living on barrier islands - Local News 8

By BEN FINLEY and STEVE HELBER Associated PressSANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — When Hurricane Ian struck Florida’s Gulf Coast, it washed out the bottom level of David Muench’s home on the barrier island of Sanibel along with several cars, a Harley-Davidson and a boat. His parents’ house was among those destroyed by the storm that killed at least two people there, and the lone bridge to the crescent-shaped island collapsed, cutting off access by car …

2 months ago·Idaho Falls, United States
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