Inundation is defined as the movement of water from oceans, seas, and other large water bodies landward and which inundates the built environment. Inundation can be caused by phenomena such as siltation or sea level rise. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) classifies some types of inundation as flooding. The effects of shoreline loss as a result of inundation present significant cost to the communities in which it occurs. As a result, local legislation and mitigation efforts play important roles in addressing land loss in communities. By looking at the City of Saco, Maine and Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, we see two distant and diverse communities and how they deal with the problem of inundation.