Can North Port roads, drainage networks be hardened to withstand storms?

This Cocoplum Waterway Control Structure 106 is one of 23 gated structures that help manage stormwater runoff in North Port. The structure compromi...

November 15, 2022
10:10 PM

This Cocoplum Waterway Control Structure 106 is one of 23 gated structures that help manage stormwater runoff in North Port. The structure compromised area has now been repaired. NORTH PORT – Wes Brooks, the chief resilience officer for the state of Florida, recently toured the city of North Port to study its roads, drainage and utility systems and talk about bracing that infrastructure for future storms. As part of the Oct. 27 tour, Brooks and a group that included city and county leaders, as well as representatives of the state departments of emergency management, economic opportunity, transportation and environmental protection, stopped at Price Boulevard, a drainage structure that saw severe erosion after Hurricane Ian and the Country Club Ridge area of North Port.

Earle Kimel