Ten South Florida ZIP Codes Most Vulnerable to Sea-Level Rise

June 5, 2017

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Sara Denka, a staff scientist at Coastal Risk Consulting, a Plantation-based firm that helps businesses and homeowners adapt to sea-level rise, set out to determine the neighborhoods that are most vulnerable to sea-level rise. She studied each ZIP code in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. She looked up how much land each ZIP code had that was under three feet of elevation and then compared it to the population there. The ten South Florida ZIP codes with the most land under three feet and the highest population were 33025 (Hollywood/Miramar), 33034 (Florida City/Homestead), 33312 (Plantation), 33032 (Homestead), 33040 (Key West), 33029 (Pembroke Pines), 33027 (Pembroke Pines/Miramar), 33178 (Medley/Doral), 33018 (Hialeah Gardens/Miami Lakes), and 33033 (Leisure City Homestead).