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Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in New York
Today, New York has 431,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 228,000 people are projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
New York currently has 100 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to 150 square miles due to sea level rise.
Type a coastal place name in New York and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.
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
Hurricane Sandy, which was officially re-classified as a post-tropical storm shortly before landfall, caused heavy damage along the New Jersey shore, and caused the most extensive coastal flooding event in modern-day New York City... More
A combination of rising populations and rising seas could see millions of Americans living in homes that flood regularly during the decades ahead... More