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    Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    Sea-Level Rise Takes Business Toll in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

    North Carolina’s Outer Banks are dotted with vacation beaches and historic communities. But the sweeping water views do not only draw tourists. They give locals a front row seat to sea-level rise. Many, like Jamie Anderson, face more frequent floods. Anderson is the owner of Downtown Books on Roanoke Island. Since she opened the store […]

    Hurricane Delta Floods Parts of Louisiana Still Recovering From August’s Laura

    Hurricane Delta Floods Parts of Louisiana Still Recovering From August’s Laura

    Record-breaking hurricane Delta made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane near Creole, Louisiana Friday evening, striking another blow to a region still recovering from Hurricane Laura just six weeks earlier. Especially hard hit by the one-two punch of storms was the town of Lake Charles, The Associated Press reported. While Delta was weaker than Category […]

    Venice Flood Barrier Passes First Major Test

    Venice Flood Barrier Passes First Major Test

    A rising tide threatened to flood Venice, Italy, on Saturday, providing the first test for the city’s long-awaited flood barrier. The tide peaked around four feet, potentially affecting more than one-third of the city, but controversial underwater barriers contained the rising waters, the AP reported. Popular tourist attraction St. Mark’s Square usually floods at three […]

    Homes Are Flooding Outside FEMA’s 100-Year Flood Zones, Exposing Racial Inequality

    Homes Are Flooding Outside FEMA’s 100-Year Flood Zones, Exposing Racial Inequality

    Kevin T. Smiley When hurricanes and other extreme storms unleash downpours like Tropical Storm Beta has been doing in the South, the floodwater doesn’t always stay within the government’s flood risk zones. New research suggests that nearly twice as many properties are at risk from a 100-year flood today than the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s […]

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    New York City Residents Document Flooding for Community Project

    Many of New York City’s coastal residents are plagued by flooding – during storms and on sunny days. “There are certain times of the year associated with the new and full moons where it brings higher-than-normal high tides. And with that, those tides can bring flooding into communities,” says Helen Cheng, a former coastal resilience […]