The tool allows residents to check the status of the house in the future

Derrick Lockhart, owner of Airboat Rides at Midway on the St. Johns River just across the Brevard County line, says the flooding that followed Hurricane Ian last fall was the worst he's ever seen in the area.  (Credit: TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY, TIM SHORTT/ FLORIDA TODAY)

Storms slamming into rising seas from global warming will displace millions of Florida residents to low-lying areas by the end of the century, according to a new analysis by a research group on flood risk.. Well before that, a higher ocean will force many to either elevate their homes, similar to stilt houses on the … Read more

We May Lose Our State Status: What Happens to a People When Their Land Disappears

We May Lose Our State Status: What Happens to a People When Their Land Disappears

Small island nations would rather fight than flee, but rising sea levels have prompted apocalyptic legal arguments about whether a state is still a state if its land disappears beneath the waves. The Pacific Islands Forum, which represents many of the most vulnerable countries, has invited international legal experts to consider this matter and has … Read more