Florida Coastal Flooding

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Florida

Today, Florida has 3.5 million people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 1.1 million people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Striking Images of Future Sea Levels

 Specifically, 444,000 square miles of land that's home to more than 375 million people today will be swallowed up by the oceans. 

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

Florida currently has more 3,600 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to 5,300 square miles due to sea level rise.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

Florida

Florida’s Record Warm 2015 an Outlier in U.S. East

The reasons for Florida’s out-of-sync warmth could be myriad and have likely varied with the seasons, experts said. Drought, incredibly warm ocean waters and natural climate cycles may all have contributed to the likely record... More

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

New York

As U.S. Coastal Cities Swell, Rising Seas Threaten Millions

A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More

North Carolina

Sinking Atlantic Coastline Meets Rapidly Rising Seas

New research using GPS and prehistoric data has shown that nearly the entire coast is affected, from Massachusetts to Florida and parts of Maine... More

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