COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Future Flood Zones for New York City
Description: If mid-century projections of sea level rise prove true for New York City, four times as many people may be living in the 100-year floodplain than were previously estimated based only on observed changes. The 100-year flood zone includes several communities that were hit hard by Sandy in late October 2012, including the Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront, the East and South Shores of Staten Island, South Queens, Southern Brooklyn, and Southern Manhattan. [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 3/18/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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