USA's top 10 cities for 'nuisance' flooding

July 28, 2014 8:35 PM

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USA's top 10 cities for 'nuisance' flooding

Rising sea levels due to climate change are leading to an increase in so-called "nuisance flooding," according to a report released Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"It no longer takes a strong storm or a hurricane to cause flooding," said NOAA oceanographer William Sweet, lead author of the report. "Flooding now occurs with high tides in many locations due to climate-related sea level rise, land subsidence and the loss of natural barriers," he said.

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