Fort Lauderdale May Drown: Study Finds Higher Sea Levels Will Flood Dozens of East Coast Cities
The Union of Concerned Scientists released a study on July 12 listing cities along the east coast that will be flooded with water in years to come, and South Florida made the list.
Fort Lauderdale and Miami residents may only have two options in the near future: aggressive mitigation efforts or finding a new city to call home.
According to the study, the number of coastal cities experiencing chronic floods will grow much more quickly than the rising sea level itself. The study also listed the cities that will be inundated with water as non-wetland areas that will be flooded at least 26 times per year, or the equivalent of a flood every other week.
The list says that by the end of the century, more than 50 cities with populations of more than 100,000 could be affected, including Fort Lauderdale.
To read the study, and for more information on the findings, click here.