R Street State Affairs Director Christian Camara will take part this Thursday in a forum sponsored by Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center on “The Hurricane Threat: Issues in Coastal Vulnerability.”

Joining a panel with state Rep. Joe Gibbons, D-Hallandale Beach, and experts from the Broward County Emergency Management Division, the FIU International Hurricane Research Center and the Metropolitan Center itself, Camara will discuss how Florida’s government-subsidized system of property insurance harms the environment and makes the state more vulnerable to hurricanes, both physically and economically. He will focus in particular on the incentives to build in high-risk, environmentally sensitive coastal areas, which place more life and property in harm’s way, as well as the enormous liabilities the state’s taxpayers carry.

To sign up to attend the event, scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., June 12 at the FIU Broward Pines Center in Pembroke Pines, Fla., follow this link to the RSVP page.

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