Alabama Coastal Flooding

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Today, Alabama has 27,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 7,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Sea level threats down to zip code

Type a coastal place name in Alabama and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool

2015 had the highest global ocean heat content on record — about 90% of the extra heat captured by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions is stored in the oceans.

Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities...

A Climate Central analysis looks at human-caused global sea level rise’s influence on increasing coastal flood days in the U.S. 

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

Florida

Rain, Storm Surge Combine to Put U.S. Coasts at Risk

Compound flooding, when heavy rains and storm surge combine, is an increasing risk for U.S. coasts... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

New York

Sandy’s Surge Was Extreme. It Could Become Normal

The risk posed by future storms like Sandy is only going to increase due to climate change. The potential for stronger storms and rising seas mean Sandy-level flooding could could occur once every 23 years as opposed to once every 400... More

Climate Change Behind Surge in Western Wildfires

Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell... More

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