‘Nuisance flooding’ an increasing problem as coastal sea levels rise

28 julio 2014

Eight of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in so-called ‘nuisance flooding’ — which causes such public inconveniences as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains and compromised infrastructure — are on the East Coast, according to a new technical report. This nuisance flooding, caused by rising sea levels, has increased on all three US coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s.