A study released this week show Maine lost about $70 million in appreciated waterfront property values from 2005 to 2017. The researchers have established a database – FloodiQ.com – where people can check the risk of their town or even their address.
A new report from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, released in December. warns that Maryland will face a dramatic increase in the rate of sea level rise later this century, with nuisance flooding becoming a daily occurrence in many waterfront areas if nations fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Virginia Beach hired Dewberry, an engineering consultant, in 2015 to conduct the $3.8 million study, which is still in progress. The first piece was rolled out last week. … If Virginia Beach takes no action, then a foot and a half of sea level rise would cost the city $50 million in yearly losses, the study projects. With 3 feet, that figure jumps to more than a quarter of a billion dollars — a year. The impending danger doesn’t impact the entire city. Several areas — including Sandbridge, Pungo, the Oceanfront and around the Lynnhaven Inlet — face most of the future risk associated with sea level rise.
According to a new report from Climate Central and Zillow, 2,659 homes (at a value of $871.9 million) in Duval County, Florida, are at risk of coastal flooding by the year 2050 under an unchecked pollution scenario and 19,121 ($7.2 billion) could be underwater by 2100.
A virtual-reality app shows future sea-level rise in San Francisco.