High-Tide Floods to Triple for Some East Coast Cities, Study Finds

The following is an excerpt from a very interesting article that appeared on insurancejournal.com on October 8.

“Flooding during high tides, which used to be rare, is now common in some places and could worsen to the point that sections of coastal cities may flood so often they would become unusable in the near future, according to a report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).

The Cambridge, Mass. group’s study, “Encroaching Tides: How Sea Level Rise and Tidal Flooding Threaten U.S. East and Gulf Coast Communities over the Next 30 Years,” looks at how often 52 cities flood have flooded in the past and are expected to flood in the future.”

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