December 1, 2010, North Country, NY - The weather is unpredictable, but that doesn't mean you can't plan for it.
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) is getting ready to help local governments and organizations create plans to deal with extreme weather events. As reported in this clip from Syracuse-based Your News Now, those plans would help communities address the impact of flooding, droughts, erosion, invasive species and more. And it's not just the impact on the earth itself. All of these things have a trickledown effect on businesses, area economies and quality of life.
"As a community is thinking long term, how would they manage for that, how would they protect the infrastructures they have, as well as lives and as we saw last fall with the lives that were lost in the Oswego River, that were storm driven events that came through the system and the property lost along the Salmon River, those have to be taken into account and planned for," said NYSG's Great Lakes Recreation & Tourism Specialst Dave White.
New York Sea Grant will work with the Climate Center at Cornell University to provide new forecasting models tracking temperatures and precipitation trends to help create those plans.