Researchers find reasons behind increases in urban flooding

27 julio 2015

While rising sea levels are the main driver for increasing flood risk to American cities, storm surges caused by weather patterns that favor high precipitation exacerbates ‘compound flooding’ potential. With nearly 40 percent of the US population residing in coastal areas, compound flooding can have devastating impacts for low-lying, densely populated and heavily developed regions when strong storm surge and high rainfall amounts occur together.img src=»http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/~4/t-OUftLpZSE» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/
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