June 9, 2018

Coastal flooding hits record

Popular Resistance - The nation’s coasts broke records for tidal flooding over the past year as storms combined with rising seas to inundate downtown areas of Miami, Boston and other major cities, according to a federal report released Wednesday.

While some of the flooding coincided with hurricanes and nor’easters, much of it was driven mainly by sea level rise fueled by climate change, scientists with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administrationwrite.

Several cities—including Boston, Atlantic City, and Sabine Pass, Texas—saw more than 20 days of high-tide flooding between May 2017 and April 2018, the “meteorological year” covered by the report.

“Though year-to-year and regional variability exist, the underlying trend is quite clear,” the report says. “Due to sea level rise, the national average frequency of high tide flooding is double what it was 30 years ago.”

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

And it will get much worse rather soon