The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released a report that finds coastal communities across the country have continued to set records for flooding during high tides, which have damaged homes, destroyed roads, and imperiled drinking water and sewer systems.
Climate change is resulting in seas rising about an inch every eight years. That rise is sharply accelerating as climate change continues to warm oceans and melt glaciers. The number of days coastal places are likely to experience flooding is projected to increase sharply in coming years. The report examines “high tide flooding” – the term for non-storm related flooding that is associated solely with high tide cycles.
Read the full NOAA report here.