“Rising Sea Levels Bring a Wave of Risk — Even in Unexpected Locales,” Community Association Management Insider

“Rising Sea Levels Bring a Wave of Risk — Even in Unexpected Locales,” Community Association Management Insider

For some time now, many community association managers realized that rising sea levels can put their clients at risk.

Sea walls are no panacea. “When Hurricane Irma hit Marco Island,” says David Muller, a shareholder and board-certified specialist in condominium and planned development law with the Naples, Fla., office of Becker & Poliakoff, “there were communities where the sea walls gave way, and buildings were suspended over water.”

On the eastern side of Florida, “we’re seeing more and more flooding,” says Ellyn Bogdanoff, a shareholder in the Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., office of Becker & Poliakoff and chair of the firm’s Rising Sea Level Team. “We saw that in the last hurricane, where Broward Boulevard was literally under water.”

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