Flooding and Historic Properties: Resilient Heritage in the Nation's Oldest City

St. Augustine is a historic city unlike any other that has continuous settlement evidence of Native American, African, European, and American cultures.  Protecting the evidence of their lifeways is the work of the city's archaeology and historic preservation programs while balancing the needs of our contemporary society.  Among the most significant challenges is the environmental threat of natural disasters including flooding, sea level rise, erosion, and rising water tables.

Resilient Heritage Website

Aerial image of St. Augustine from the Castillo southward along the water

Flood Guidance Website

Historic house elevated on cribbing for construction of a new elevated foundation