‘A Floodier Future’: Scientists Say Records Will Be Broken

A report predicted that annual flood records will be broken for decades to come from sea-level rise.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The federal government is warning Americans to brace for a “floodier” future. Government scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system. A report released Wednesday by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that sunny day flooding, also known as tidal flooding, will continue to increase.…

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