NOAA Issues 2019 High Tide Flooding Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a report detailing the level of high tide flooding (HTF) in 2019. Coastal flooding caused by sea level rise is happening now and will increase each year into the future. Flooding typically occurs when ocean water reaches .5 meter above daily average high tide. This causes water to spill into streets and bubble up from storm drains. In the first 50 years of observation, Charleston South Carolina had 13 HTF days. It had 13 such days in the single year 2019. By 2050, HTF could occur 25 to 75 days per year, meaning that in some places HTF will be the new high tide.

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