Shelby County’s Greenprint for Resilience project will fund activities along Big Creek, Wolf River, and South Cypress Creek – three of the areas hardest hit by the 2011 severe storms and floods. The activities will provide innovative flood mitigation design that enhances adaptation to future disaster risk, community cohesion, and provides socio-economic benefits for surrounding communities.
The fourth activity, a Regional Resilience Plan, will include areas that were affected by flooding that did not have the required unmet recovery needs for the HUD grant. This plan provides a means to tie these and other similar efforts to the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan and to identify future activities that will serve to increase the resilience of Shelby County to the shocks caused by severe storms and flooding. The plan will also consider recommendations to make Shelby County more resilient to other types of climate risk, such as heavy wind, severe snow and ice, extreme heat or cold, and drought.