South Carolina Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in South Carolina

Today, South Carolina has 229,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 56,000 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 South Carolina and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

 10 before-and-after images of iconic locations in major U.S. coastal cities if sea levels rose 25 feet

South Carolina currently has approximately 900 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to increase to nearly 1,400 square miles due to sea level rise.

Historic carbon emissions have already locked in enough future sea level rise to submerge most of the homes in each of several hundred American towns and cities...

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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

South Carolina

In Streak of Extreme Storms, What’s the Role of Warming?

From South Carolina to Texas to West Virginia and Maryland, each instance of extreme rainfall and subsequent flooding raises questions about the potential role of climate change in making such events more likely... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. 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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