Introduction:

Welcome to the Official Website for the Northeast Florida Regional Council’s Regional Resilience Exposure Tool (R2ET).

In the top right corner of this page, you will find an “Exposure Tool” button that will take you to the interactive R2ET platform - an innovative map tool that allows users to determine if a specific resource (or multiple resources) will be exposed to coastal flooding. In the top right corner of the page, you will also find a "Regional Survey" link that will take you to a survey that will help us gauge community support, concerns, and interest in programs related to resilience.

The types of flooding presented are FEMA flood hazard zones, storm surge for evacuation planning, depth of flood at defined storm occurrence intervals, and sea level rise at defined water levels. The flood layers can be overlaid on a variety of data to graphically analyze where specific vulnerabilities occur – from critical facilities and population density to low income/minority populations and wildlife.

The Regional Resilience Exposure Tool (R2ET) is intended to function as a base-line resource for citizens, businesses, and governmental actors to kickstart conversations about sea level rise and emergency preparedness. Utilizing this tool, as well as other community engagement resources offered by the Northeast Florida Regional Council, local communities will be able to have better-informed conversations about building a resilient future.

This tool was made possible by a grant provided by the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). Other partners who were instrumental in making this tool possible were the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and NatureServe who recently partnered to conduct a Coastal Resilience Assessment of the Jacksonville and Lower St. Johns River Watersheds. R2ET was designed by Taylor Engineering.