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Governor announces $270 million toward sea level rise resilience

The money from the state budget is part of a three-year plan to prepare Florida's infrastructure for flooding and sea level rise.

OLDSMAR – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis traveled Tuesday to Oldsmar to announce plans to prepare the state for future environmental changes.

After getting a late start because of the dense fog across Tampa Bay, the governor laid out how the state plans to handle a different weather phenomenon: sea level rise.

The 3-year plan includes $270 million dedicated from the state's budget to fund more than 76 projects to upgrade our infrastructure.