Over time, nuisance flooding can cost more than extreme events - Study

Univ. of California, Irvine

Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, often as small scale nuisance flooding. According to researchers at the University of California, Irvine, rising sea levels will cause these smaller events to become increasingly frequent in the future and their cumulative effect will be comparable to extreme events such as Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy.

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