NOAA Report: Atlantic City More Prone to High-Tide FloodingLast Edited:
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.
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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