100-year floods could happen EVERY YEAR in New England, disturbing prediction reveals

Posted on August 23, 2019 6:42 am

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Alarming new research predicts that 100-year floods are going to occur annually in New England, and could happen every one to 30 years along the Gulf of Mexico and the southeast Atlantic coast.

Researchers made the startling discoveries by developing new flood maps which took into account storm surge, sea level rise and the predicted increase in the strength and occurrence of tropical storms and hurricanes to create an account of flood hazard possibility. 

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The term ‘100-year flood’ refers to extreme