New Jersey Coastal Flooding

Climate change causing more nuisance flooding in New Jersey

Today, New Jersey has 352,000 people at risk of coastal flooding. By 2050, an additional 110,000 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 New Jersey and find local projections, maps and potential impacts on people, infrastructure, and much more with our interactive tool.

The highest observed flood level at Atlantic City was 4ft above the local high tide line. At this flood level, more than $75 billion worth of property and 750 hazardous waste sites in the state are at risk of coastal flooding.

5.1 billion gallons of sewage spilled in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.

About 90% of the extra heat captured by humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions is stored in the oceans, contributing to ocean water expansion and a great portion of the 2015 record global mean sea level.

What's Happening with Coastal Flooding?

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

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


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


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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