This article discusses how bad sea-level rise is going to be for coastal Louisiana. How bad? By 2100, more than 100,000 homes in the state could face routine flooding.
Communities in coastal Louisiana have long depended on the ocean for fishing, tourism, and transportation. But now, their proximity to the water is becoming a threat.
Cleetus: “Accelerating sea-level rise is worsening tidal flooding already around the country. And if we look ahead over the next few decades, this worsening tidal flooding is going to put a lot of homes and commercial properties along the coastline at risk of chronic inundation, and by chronic inundation, we mean places flooding 26 times per year or more.”
That’s Rachel Cleetus of the Union of Concerned Scientists. She explains that by the end of this century, more than 100,000 Louisiana homes could face chronic flooding.