Georgia Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Georgia 

Today, Georgia has 100,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 38,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.

Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms

Sea level threats down to zip code

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

Georgia currently has 650 square miles that fall within the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this area is projected to increase to more than 900 square miles due to sea level rise.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

Georgia

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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

Georgia

Fate of World’s Coastlines Rests on Melting Antarctic Ice

“We’ve had more frequent flooding in areas that haven’t flooded before. In November, water was coming into people’s garages and stuff. It had never happened before."... 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

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