This article discusses what sea level rise will do to Charleston, SC. It’s not good.
Within the next three decades, nearly 8,000 homes in Charleston County could flood at least 26 times a year if the sea level rises by 2 feet, considered by climate experts to be a worst-case scenario.
That’s according to an analysis of data released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists in a study that estimates how many properties will regularly flood along the coasts over the next century, given a range of predictions.
While this sort of study is published often, this one is unique in that it shows what could happen in the near future to the property values and overall tax bases in frequently flooded coastal communities.