NOAA Reports Record High Tide Flooding in 3 Coastal Cities

Agency predicts the phenomenon will grow worse in coming years.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data on Tuesday showing days in a row of high-tide flooding broke records in three coastal cities this past year. Reedy Point, Delaware, had six high-tide flooding events, Springmaid Pier in South Carolina recorded 11 days, and Kwajalein Island in the Pacific had four days. While this is a decline in instances from the previous year, likely due to the La Niña weather phenomenon, it is a 150% increase in such events since the year 2000. 

“Coastal flood warnings for significant risks to life and property, will become much more commonplace as we approach mid-century,” NOAA officials said. By projecting their sea level rise data, the NOAA estimates that high-tide flooding will affect the country for 45 to 70 days per year by 2050.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For NOAA Administrator Spinrad as he manages this federal agency.
  • For U.S. ocean and weather officials to be discerning as they issue forecasts and predictions.
  • For the Lord to be with those who have experienced high tide or other types of flooding.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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