Be prepared! There is no question that climate change is already impacting Little Compton's coastline.

It's also important to keep in mind the potential damage that can be caused by a single hurricane to our coastline and town. Check the CRMC's Hurricanes and Coastal Storms site which includes practical storm-related tools and a climate predictor for potential storm patterns.

Sign up for LC's Emergency Management System if you haven't done so already. And make sure you're familiar with LC's Hurricane Evacuation Map.

The following sites offer up-to-date information on climate impact to our community: 

The RI Coastal Resources Management Council

Check the site for updates on acquaculture, wind energy, climate change, and other topics of concern to LC. 


RI Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan 

An ongoing project by the CRMC involving many other regional institutions to study sea level rise, coastal erosion, etc. 


SLAMM map (Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model) specific to LC

This shows current coastal areas with projections of 1, 3 and 5 foot sea level rises.


History Above Water

A really great example of public outreach about climate change affecting a Rhode Island community can be seen in this PDF booklet. We see the singular character of Rhode Island and its citizens thinking progressively about a massive problem that looms ahead.