Virginia Inland Flooding

In Virginia, there are more than 260,000 people living in areas at an elevated risk of inland flooding.

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. 

According to the National Climate Assessment, the most extreme precipitation events (those in the 99th percentile of intensity) have increased in every region of the contiguous states since the 1950s.

What's Happening with Inland 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

Virginia

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Newly published modeling shows that a looming acceleration in sea level rise could further accelerate the spread of marshes worldwide... More

Pennsylvania

U.S. Airports Face Increasing Threat From Rising Seas

The threat isn't that sea level rise will gradually breach the defenses surrounding each airport. Instead, at least during the next few decades, scientists say that sea level rise will be more of an enabler of storm-surge flooding, making it easier for even minor storms to produce more damaging surges and flooding... 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

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