Georgia Inland Flooding

In Georgia, there are more than 570,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

Runoff is only part of the threat equation — how many people live in harm’s way is also a factor.

Across most of the country, the heaviest downpours are happening more frequently, delivering a deluge in place of what would have been routine heavy rain.

It’s not just April showers: more water can evaporate into a warmer atmosphere at all times of the year, and what goes up must eventually come down.

What's Happening with Inland 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

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