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‘We are ground zero’: How sea level rise could impact SWFL roads

Sea levels, slowly and over time, are rising.

The concern isn’t just at the water’s edge. Our roadways are also being threatened by the rising sea.

“Well, there’s no way around it. We are ground zero,” Jennifer Hecker said. “We are low-lying, and we are going to experience significant sea-level impacts along our coastal communities here.”

Hecker is the executive director of the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership. They’re hosting a summit on climate change on Thursday featuring a variety of experts.

“(People) may disagree on certain aspects of what’s occurring or why it’s occurring. But we need to accept that we are dealing with changes,” Hecker explained.

But exactly how much change when it comes to sea levels and our roads?