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Bridgeport, Conn., Getting $10M to Help Protect City Against Coastal Flooding

Connecticut’s largest city is getting $10 million from the federal government to help protect it against another superstorm like Sandy in 2012. Bridgeport, Conn., officials told the Connecticut Post that the money will be used to engineer strategies to protect …

Report: More Reforms Needed for Flood, Wind Insurance Programs

A new report this week from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a watchdog group, warns that sea level rise and worsening storm surge are increasing both the risks of flooding in coastal communities and the potential for large costs borne …

New FEMA Flood Maps for NYC Include WTC Site

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released new advisory maps for Manhattan that include the World Trade Center site in the zone seen as most at risk for flooding during a powerful coastal storm.The maps released this week were in …

After Sandy, New York City Eyes Moving Power Gear Higher

A major push is on to move New York City’s electrical infrastructure to higher ground or upper floors after Superstorm Sandy sent seawater pouring into low-lying substations and skyscraper basements and plunged half of Manhattan into darkness for four days. …

Tropical Storm Debby Drenches Florida

Tropical Storm Debby whipped Florida with bands of drenching rain Monday while its center was nearly stationary in the Gulf of Mexico. Its slow progress meant the most pressing threat from the storm was flooding, not wind. Tropical storm warnings …

Sea Level Rise Accelerating Along Atlantic Coast, Say Scientists

Rates of sea level rise are increasing three-to-four times faster along portions of the U.S. Atlantic Coast than globally, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report published in Nature Climate Change. Since about 1990, sea-level rise in the 600-mile …

Millions in U.S. at Risk from Rising Sea Levels: Report

Sea level rise due to global warming has doubled the annual risk of coastal flooding of historic proportions across widespread areas of the United States, according to a report from the non-profit research group Climate Central. By 2030, the report …

North Carolina Researchers Track Risk from Rising Sea Level

Laid back beach communities, fragile wetlands perfect for canoeing or kayaking, and iconic lighthouses come to mind when picturing North Carolina’s coast. In reality change is the norm along the coast, and although nothing is certain, a warming climate could …