Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium
Many local governments are not financially prepared with available resources to address the short-term and long-term issues of recovery and reconstruction. This decision support tool can be used to identify the optimal policy alternative to allocate financial reserves necessary for local governments along the coast to minimize the financial burden of cleanup, recovery, and reconstruction costs from future tropical storm events. The manual Community Decision Support to Local Governments in Budget Planning Under Coastal Risk has been used to train extension professionals along the Gulf coast and the practices have been implemented in at least two Gulf communities.
A PDF is available here: Community Decision Support to Local Governments in Budget Planning under Coastal Risk – Extension Program Manual