coastal flood risk News

Rising Seas Raising Concern in Low-Lying Massachusetts Coastal District

In Boston’s booming Seaport District, General Electric is building its new world headquarters, Amazon is bringing in thousands of new workers, and Reebok’s red delta symbol sits atop the new office it opened last year. Three businesses are testing self-driving …

Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions Would Help Thwart Threat From Rising Seas

Coastal cities worldwide would face a reduced threat from sea level rise if society reduced greenhouse gas emissions, with especially significant benefits for New York and other U.S. East Coast cities, new research indicates. The study, by scientists at the …

Warming Seas Could Lead to 70% Rise in Hurricane-Related Financial Loss

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by …

FEMA to Release New Coastal Flood Map in Georgia

Experts say a new federal flood map of Glynn County along Georgia’s coast may lower insurance premiums next year – but not the risk of flooding. The updated Flood Insurance Rate Map, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will …

Harvey Could Spark Debate on How, Where Americans Build Homes

Jerry Garcia’s home in Corpus Christi missed the worst of Hurricane Harvey by just a few miles and lost nothing more than some shingles and his backyard pier, which turned up further down Oso Bay. A 5-foot bulkhead and sloping …

Scientists Warn Sea Level Rise is Accelerating in Florida

Clay Henderson has lived on the same block along the Indian River in New Smyrna Beach for 34 years. Living in a storm-prone state like Florida, you expect to see a river top its bank on occasion, but only in …

Seacoast Roads Under New Threat From Rising Sea Level

Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers – rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean …

Sea Level Rise Summit Coincides With Current Florida Flood Risk

Just as parts of South Florida are bracing for potential risks of flooding in low-lying areas due to the close proximity of the moon, high tides, sea-level rise and inclement weather, Florida Atlantic University is spearheading efforts to bring together …

Report Suggests More Planning Needed for New Hampshire Coastal Hazards

A report says New Hampshire’s coastal communities’ exposure to future flood risks is significant, and now’s the time to plan to minimize that. The New Hampshire Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission spent 2 1/2 years looking at areas vulnerable to …

More People Threatened by Sea Level Rise Than Previously Thought

More people live close to sea coast than earlier estimated, assess researchers in a new study. These people are the most vulnerable to the rise of the sea level as well as to the increased number of floods and intensified …