New York Has Frequent Floods Prediction

08.05.2014

Scientists believe that every four years the Big Apple will suffer from flooding caused by wave surges. There are several reasons: frequent storms, rising sea level and New York Bay particularly. The water level in this water body has risen by 40 cm over the past half a century, and it is crucial for a city located right on the coast. The prestigious area of Manhattan is in danger. The probability of annual floods here increased from 1 % to 25 % since the XIX century.

Scientists believe that every four years the Big Apple will suffer from flooding caused by wave surges

Climatologists are not yet quite sure what to do. Storm season on the East Coast of the North American continent starts on the 1st of June, and since then the New Yorkers will have access to interactive maps. In case of sustained winds, which can cause surge waves, it will be possible to see online which areas have the highest risk of flooding. And experts will continue to investigate the trends of climate change to carry out a more effective solution of the problem.