gripping new video highlights risks of overdue extreme storm, sea-level rise
The threat to the Bay Area of an overdue extreme storm comes into sharp, graphic focus in a new video released last week (Aug. 26) by a coalition of business, environmental and community leaders that includes the Bay Area Council. The video is part of a continuing effort to raise public awareness about the potentially devastating consequences of an extreme storm, which a report released in April by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute estimated would conservatively cause $10 billion in economic damage – equivalent to that of the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
The Council is working with the coalition to ready a 2016 regional ballot measure that would generate $500 million over the next 20 years to restore and bolster waterfront-protecting wetlands and build 20 miles of new levees. To learn more about the vulnerability of our region to extreme storms and sea-level rise, visit www.ourbayonthebrink.com. The video was produced by issue advocacy firm WeAreRally.com.