"Flooding Spikes Along U.S. Coasts as Sea Levels Rise: NOAA Report"

"High tides are flooding basements, streets and septic systems up and down U.S. coastlines more often as sea levels rise—and the future looks even more soggy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said July 10.

The frequency of this high-tide flooding—often called “nuisance” or “sunny day” flooding—in 2019 is expected to be double the frequency of flooding observed in 2000, according to the agency’s outlook.

Climate-related sea level rise, land subsidence, and the loss of natural barriers have been the cause of such flooding in many areas, the agency has said."

Jennifer Kay reports for Bloomberg Environment July 10, 2019.

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 07/11/2019