Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago

Posted at 11:46 AM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 11:46:26-04

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - A new report finds that high-tide flooding is happening across the United States at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago.

Wednesday's report from The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration says high tide flooding, sometimes called sunny-day or "nuisance flooding," tied or set records last year in more than a quarter of the 98 places the agency monitors.

It also says flooding records will routinely be broken for the next few decades due to rising sea levels.

The report finds Sabine Pass in Texas had 23 days of high-tide flooding, while Atlantic City, New Jersey, and Boston had 22 each.

Cities in other parts of the country experienced fewer tidal floods, but many of those cities still saw records set.