New York City Flooding: By 2050s, 800K NYers Could Be Living In Flood Zone

Superstorm Vulnerable GridNEW YORK — Officials say new projections show 800,000 New York City residents could be living in flood zone that would cover a quarter of the city’s land by the 2050s as rising seas and other effects of global warming take hold.

The number of 90-degree days in the city could double or even triple to echo what Birmingham, Ala., now has. And 8 percent of New York City’s coastline could flood just from high tides. Continue reading “New York City Flooding: By 2050s, 800K NYers Could Be Living In Flood Zone”