New York Coastal Flooding

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

This images shows how the Statue of Liberty could fare under scenarios of business as usual vs. a sharp transition to clean energy.

Maps are one way to visualize sea level rise. Google Earth lets us put our research findings in three dimensions.

5.2 billion gallons of sewage spilled in New York after Hurricane Sandy.

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.

Sea level threats down to zip code

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.

This animated timeline maps, year by year, how the total number of locked-in cities could climb to more than 1,500, if pollution continues unchecked through the end of the century.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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

New Jersey

Risks of Hurricane Sandy-like Surge Events Rising

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

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

Massachusetts

Climate Change Is Coming For Your Maple Syrup

“In general over New York and New England, the season is now beginning about seven days earlier than it did 40-50 years ago and ending 10 days earlier."... More

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