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US Federal report: High-tide flooding could happen ‘every other day’ by late this century

Source(s):  Washington Post, the

High-tide flooding, which can wash water over roads and inundate homes and businesses, is an event that happens once in a great while in coastal areas. But its frequency has rapidly increased in recent years because of sea-level rise. Not just during storms but increasingly on sunny days, too.

Years ago, the late Margaret Davidson, a coastal programs director at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, warned it wouldn’t be long until such flooding became routine. “Today’s flood will become tomorrow’s high tide,” she said.

new NOAA report has published startling new projections that affirm Davidson’s warning.

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  • Publication date 28 Mar 2018

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