NOAA Report: Atlantic City More Prone to High-Tide Flooding

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A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the country at twice the rate it was 30 years ago.

A report released on Wednesday, June 6th, by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says high-tide flooding, also known as Sunny-Day or Nuisance flooding, tied or set records last year in more than a quarter of the 98 places the agency monitors.

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Among the top five cities that saw the highest number of flood days was Atlantic City, coming in at 22 days of high-tide flooding.

NOAA officials say as relative sea level increases, it no longer takes a strong storm or a hurricane to cause coastal high tide flooding.

They added that flooding records will routinely be broken for the next few decades due to the rising sea levels.

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