Texas Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Texas

Today, Texas has 127,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 117,000 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 Texas and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool

Since 1950, human-caused global sea level rise has tipped the balance to account for two-thirds of coastal flood days in the U.S., according to our latest sea level rise analysis.

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, according to Climate Central-led research.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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