The city of Sarasota is finally moving to address the looming problem of sea level rise.

State Republican Senator Joe Gruters announced that the city will receive a grant to help study how to keep the rising Gulf of Mexico at bay.


Grant money Sarasota will receive 

The grant money will help Sarasota, and the county at large, develop a plan as to how to contain the slowly rising water.

The plan is known as a "resilience plan," in which many counties in South Florida have already implemented.

Sarasota County has over 35 miles of beachfront to guard from sinking into the Gulf.

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