Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in Massachusetts
Today, Massachusetts has 84,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, this number is projected to more than double with an additional 133,000 people projected to be at risk due to sea level rise.
Atlantic hurricane season is seeing more major storms
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Massachusetts currently has approximately 50 square miles in the 100-year coastal floodplain. By 2050, this is projected to double to 100 square miles due to sea level rise.
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