Many Maine cities are taking planning for climate change seriously

The effects of climate change have already arrived for Arrowsic, a mid-coast island community of 477 people.

When it rains, a road from the island to the mainland can be flooded. That happened during the devastating storm that hit Maine on December 28, when flooding from surrounding wetlands turned into a river on Route 127. Lines of cars had to take turns navigate the flowing water, while homes on the island lose power for days.

Now, as global warming increases the likelihood of equally devastating storms, a group of volunteers is putting together an action plan to protect Arrowsics’ infrastructure, natural resources and people from exacerbating the effects of climate change, while also minimizing its contributions to the problem.

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