This best describes the bustling region of South Florida, which theoretically encompasses 24 counties and more than two-thirds of the state's population. Its growth, however, is constantly stunted by its geography. As a result, hurricanes and storms can easily take pot shots at major cities like Miami that are just five feet above sea level.
Coupled with overdevelopment, the region’s geographical disadvantage makes it constantly vulnerable to floods. Rising sea levels as a result of climate change aren't making its precarious situation any better.
Local governments have resorted to creativity in creating solutions. For Ken Todd, chair of the Palm Beach County Water Resources Task Force's technical group, storage is key.