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Preparing for rising sea levels in South Mississippi

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -

Leaders across the coast are bringing awareness to the possibility of rising sea levels during hurricane season. The city of Ocean Springs is asking citizens to take take a survey, that allows you to share your opinions about top priorities for keeping our community safe. The survey will be used to improve the city's efforts to prepare for natural disasters, and to make future decisions that make Ocean Springs more resilient.  

Mayor Connie Moran said, "The Board of Aldermen and I encourage our residents to take this survey to share their priorities for keeping the City safe from natural hazards and coastal change."

To take the survey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JV2CP8K 

On Thursday, July 16 there will also be a "Where's the Water?" workshop to discuss the recent efforts to prepare for severe weather and high water. During the workshop, the city will demonstrate computer simulation tools that predict the impact of a changing environment on your neighborhood. 

The workshop will be at 5:30 p.m. the Ocean Springs Civic Center located at 3730 Bienville Blvd. A second workshop will be held on Friday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Room at Ocean Springs City Hall located at 1018 Porter Ave.  

This is all a part of one of three grants awarded to the city to study Ocean Springs' resilience to future severe weather events.

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