Flooding From Storm Surge Would Threaten D.C. Infrastructure, Report Says
(Click to watch video) According to new data from Climate Central, the Washington, D.C. area is almost guaranteed to undergo a catastrophic flood by the year 2100. (Jason Aldag/The Washington Post)
By the end of this century, as sea levels rise, as much as $7 billion worth of property in the District will routinely be threatened by storm-driven floodwaters, according to a new analysis, including 1,000 homes, three military bases and a broad swath of the Mall.
(From The Washington Post / by Lori Montgomery) – With tides on the Atlantic Coast generally forecast to rise two to four feet by 2100, the nation’s capital faces increasing odds that a big storm will blow up the Potomac River and raise local waters by at least eight feet, the analysis says — roughly a foot higher than the damaging floods that accompanied Hurricane Isabel in 2003. Read the full story »