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Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

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Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

Home » Community Action » Effective and Informed Leadership » Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool (RAFT)

“[The Resilience Adaptation Feasibility Tool] RAFT is a collaborative, community-driven process and full-service tool developed to help Virginia’s coastal localities improve resilience to flooding and other coastal storm hazards while remaining economically and socially viable.”

RAFT has a large variety of resources for coastal communities to use in their resiliency planning, including:

  • Presentations on incorporating resiliency into comprehensive plans
  • An Emergency Risk Communication Planning Worksheet
  • Planning for Resilience: Evaluation and Prioritization (PREP) Tool
  • Case studies of of actions taken by coastal communities to develop resiliency
  • Communications products (postcards, infographics, etc)
  • Scorecards, Checklists, and Opportunity Lists
  • Resilience maps
  • A list of state and national resilience resources.
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