Elevation Certificates and the Climate Data Initiative

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A Huffington Post article recently featured in the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyor’s (CALS) weekly newsletter captured the importance of a push for climate change preparedness in Washington called the climate data initiative. The initiative will make public useful and pertinant information in regards to climate change, compiling it at Climate.Data.gov.

The aim of the initiative is to make information regarding climate change more available to foster private-sector action on climate change preparedness.

According to the Obama Administration, “the climate change initiative will help create easy-to-use tools for regional planners, farmers, hospitals, and businesses across the country — and empower America’s communities to prepare themselves for the future.”

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Storm Water Design on Your Property

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If the recent events of Hurricane Sandy have been any indication to what is ahead then it’s now more important than ever that we gain more accountability in the event that another violent storm hits. Let’s be honest, how many of us are actually completely prepared for the next big storm to hit our property? It won’t ever happen to us, right? Ask the people in New York or the New Jersey coastal area if that assumption was accurate or not.

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