Are predictions of coastal flooding caused by climate change and sea-level rise affecting where you are choosing to live/buy a home?

STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Thanks to more up-to-date measurements and predictive abilities, the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council is predicting that more of Rhode Island’s coastal communities are vulnerable to flooding should major storms hit. And that vulnerability is only going to increase over time, according to its executive director, Grover Fugate. If a a 100-year storm surge –…
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