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Resiliency & Vulnerability Assessment

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO Resiliency & Vulnerability Assessment is a regionally-focused vulnerability and mitigation analysis that identifies vulnerable transportation infrastructure and cost-effective strategies to increase the transportation system’s resilience to storm surge, nuisance flooding, and wildfires.

In 2018, the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) conducted an All-Hazards Recovery Workshop, leading to the creation of the Security Assessment Report. This report emphasized the importance of the MPO carefully considering and planning for potential challenges concerning regional assets and infrastructure as part of the long-term transportation plan.

In anticipation of the 2050 plan, the MPO launched a two-phase study that combines thorough planning with resilience. Phase I, completed in February 2023, thoroughly examined potential vulnerabilities in the region, identified critical transportation sites that need attention, and provided practical solutions. Phase II will further improve this list, and ensure the plan is both resilient and adaptable to various scenarios.