Are You StormSmart?

The coast is a very dynamic environment and coastal shorelines- especially beaches, dunes, and banks- change constantly in response to wind, waves, tides, and other factors, such as seasonal variation, sea level rise, and human alterations to the shoreline system. Consequently, many coastal properties are at risk from storm damage, erosion, and flooding. 

StormSmart Properties- part of Coastal Zone Management's StormSmart Coasts Program- provides coastal property owners with important information on a range of shoreline stabilization techniques that can effectively reduce erosion and storm damage while minimizing impacts to shoreline systems. This information is intended to help property owners work with consultants and other design professionals to select the best option for their situation.