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
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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.
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
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
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
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