City Island Underwater?

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/26/2019 - 12:00

A Slice of NYC Paradise may never be the same, according to the latest data from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration.

NOAA is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

According to experts, it appears that City Island is going to be somewhere around 50% underwater at 10 feet, it seems. If you believe 10 feet sea level rise is happening within the next 5 years or so. However, some people tend to ignore risks on a longer basis. The good news is that 10 feet are very unlikely in the next 5 years, but know that forecasts are usually lower. Even the worst ones, it appears to be the case.

Noted expert James Cohen tells #CityImages they would be hesitant to think of it as a long-term or future inheritance. For example, the history behind flooding in Charleston, South Carolina data from the sea level rise viewer was used to create an interactive map that shows how areas vulnerable to flooding today were often marshlands in 1863.

Princeton University University researchers have developed maps predicting coastal flooding for every county on the Eastern and Gulf Coasts and find 100-year floods could become annual occurrences; and happen every one to 30 years along the southeast #Atlantic and #GulfofMexico shorelines '100-year' floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps #DONews @USAgov