New Jersey among states to be hit hardest by future flooding, with thousands more properties at risk than expected, group warns.
New Jersey and Delaware face some of the highest risks in the nation for flooded properties over the next 30 years, driven by an increasingly northern reach of hurricanes due to rising temperatures in the atmosphere and oceans, a nonprofit research group focusing on flood risks says.
For New Jersey, it says, that includes tens of thousands more properties at risk by 2050 than federal data currently suggest.
First Street Foundation’s first National Flood Risk Assessment, released Monday, was compiled by scientists who say they developed a “high-precision, climate-adjusted” online Flood Factor Tool for property owners. The tool ranks properties on a scale of 1 to 10 based on a risk of flooding over the next 30 years and allows people to assess the risk for 142 million properties in the United States.
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- Gregory Westfall
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