California Homes & Businesses Unprepared for Rising Sea Levels

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael T. | california, Flooding

California Homes and Businesses Unprepared for Rising Sea Levels

In light of recent discoveries, coastal cities seem to be at a much greater risk from the effects of climate change and rising sea levels than previously thought. As a revealing study indicates, the next few decades might be very tough for areas like New York City, Boston, Florida, Maryland and California. San Francisco, in particular, is at a greater risk than most other west-coast cities. With more frequent floods triggered by high tides and rainstorms, many are concerned about homes and places of business along the west coast

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Recent Study Finds Average Flood Rates Up by 900 Percent in Some Areas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most recent study reveals a frightening change in the frequency of floods, as WSAV news reports. Analyzing data from as far back as the 1950s, the report indicates the average amount of flooding has more than tripled in most areas.

Thermal View of Flooded Wall San FranciscoThe more troubling fact, however, is flooding no longer requires huge storms like hurricanes to occur. Instead, high tides and average rainstorms are triggering large-scale flooding, causing copious amounts of water to build up on roadways and flood into people’s homes and places of business. This has largely been exacerbated by increasing amounts of melting in glacial ice, triggered by greenhouse-gas emissions, as well as the erosion of natural barriers that would keep sea water in check.

California Homes and Businesses at Risk

Highlighting similar studies, the NOAA report points out the troubles California will be facing in the next few decades. San Francisco is highlighted as seeing the worst of it out of any other west coast city. Some of the key places to expect flooding, the report indicates, are the low-lying areas found in the Bay Area such as San Francisco International Airport.

Drying Flooded Walls San FranciscoOther areas, including power plants, are also at risk; this, according to Think Progress, has urged city council members to put a stop to many
development projects.

There is also tremendous concern for many homes and businesses built at a time when increased flooding wasn’t even a thought. Scientists and city leaders are emphasizing that a new way of life might be in order for many—one that accounts for a greater need to protect homes, business, sidewalks and roadways from the heightened amount of flooding.

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