Experts: Sea level rise will lead to “exceptional” floods in the United States

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The tsunami floods have caused severe disruptions along the American coast since 2000, and new reports indicate that they will get worse, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns (NOAA) That the rise in sea levels will bring the tide from 1.75 to two feet above the daily average, which will spread to residential areas.

According to Britain’s Daily Mail, the team also predicts that by 2021, floods in the high tide can accelerate to between two to six days a year..

By 2030, these natural disasters can triple, and twenty years later, this number is set to 15 times greater, with typical floods of coastal society between 25 and 75 days a year..

Nicole Leibov, acting director of the National Oceans Service, said in NOAA : “American coastal communities and their economies suffer from the effects of tidal floods, and will only increase in the future“.

She added: “The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is committed(NOAA) By working with coastal communities to provide the information and data that they need to address the problem of tidal floods, both now and in the coming years as sea levels continue to rise. “

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration notes (NOAA) To tidal floods as a “nuisance” because the event leads to public harassment such as the destruction of property and the closure of roads.

Usually the water accumulates about 20 inches above the average daily high tide and is a result of sea level rise – it was 13 times higher throughout the United States last year compared to 1920 levels.

Using data from May 2019 to April 2020, the organization found that coastal communities experienced an average flood rate of four days last year with high tides in 19 places in the country.

The sites along the eastern coast and the Gulf of Mexico destroyed or were associated with high tidal flood records, and the southeast saw a three-fold increase in flood days compared to 2000.



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