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Sea level rise vulnerability, preparedness to be topics of DLNR meeting in Wailuku

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public information meeting Thursday on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Planning Conference rooms of the Kalana Pakui building, 250 S. High St. in Wailuku.

The purpose of the meeting is to educate people about the impacts of sea level rise and to gather comments and input about key issues and concerns regarding preparedness and adaptation, according to an announcement from DLNR.

Climate change has the potential to profoundly impact the well-being and way of life of Hawaii residents, according to the announcement. In particular, rising sea levels will increase the occurrence and severity of coastal erosion and flooding, threatening coastal communities and natural resources concentrated along low-lying shores.

Anyone with special needs requiring accommodations or assistance should contact the DLNR Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands at (808) 587-0377 at least four days prior to the public hearing.

For more information, see climateadaptation.hawaii.gov.

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