Coastal Flooding Has Increased In Eastern U.S.

Coastal Flooding Has Increased In Eastern U.S.
(Undated) -- Coastal flooding in the eastern U.S. is getting worse every year. Analysts found the number of days that tidal waters reached flood level have more than tripled. At that level, water will begin pooling on streets and can overwhelm drain systems if it goes higher. Chronic flooding can also decrease property values and increase flood-insurance rates.
The 2014 National Climate Assessment shows the oceans have risen over eight inches in the past 100 years.