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West Coast
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CA - Coronado Begins to Advance Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Plan

State grant is funding the city’s ambitious document, which would guide council members, stakeholders and residents in their response to predicted sea level rise.

International
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India - Floods Across the Country Highlight Need for a Robust Flood Management Structure

Despite this July being the driest July in the last five years, many parts of India, especially the states of Assam and Bihar, are still reeling under the floods.

West Coast
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CA - California Geological Survey Issues New Tsunami Maps for Humboldt County

SACRAMENTO – The California Geological Survey (CGS) today released two tsunami hazard maps for Humboldt County.

Great Lakes
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Great Lakes - U.S. Army Corps: Great Lakes Levels Likely Have Peaked for the Year

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reporting the water levels for most of the Great Lakes have likely peaked for the year.

West Coast
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CA - Failing to Plan for Sea Level Rise — Even Amid a Pandemic — Could Be Catastrophic, Experts Warn

If California lawmakers set aside climate concerns like sea level rise, and focus only on the pandemic, the state could be setting itself up for an even worse economic hardship, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office cautioned in a report Monday.

West Coast
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CA - Santa Cruz Decodes Climate Change With Interactive Online Outreach

As the end to overhaul the city’s climate planning strategy grows near, the coronavirus pandemic is pushing Santa Cruz to get creatively virtual in obtaining public insight.

Northeast
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RI - South Kingstown Land Trust Gets $400K DEM Grant

South County is set to receive state money to protect open space on a historic South Kingstown farm property and to make needed infrastructure improvements in Narragansett and North Kingstown.

Coastwide
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USA - How to Make Your Home Strong Enough For a Hurricane

While there is no foolproof defense against Mother Nature, there are steps you can take to help mitigate damage from a hurricane’s most devastating elements: Wind and water.

International
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Pacific - Kiribati's President's Plans to Raise Islands in Fight Against Sea-Level Rise

Taneti Maamau says Kiribati will seek support from China and other allies to elevate islands from the sea, partly through dredging.

Northeast
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NY - Power Outages After Tropical Storm Isaias Were a Warning to Utilities

Utilities are scrambling after Isaias, and they should be worried about the next storm.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Report: 3 North Carolina Counties Lead U.S. in Hurricane Impacts Since 2010

Brunswick, Hyde and Dare counties each had 10 hurricane-based FEMA emergency declarations between 2010 and 2019.

International
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AUS - More Erosion Expected at NSW Coastal Hotspots

NSW councils are expecting more erosion along the coastline, with five metre south-easterly swells predicted for late this afternoon and evening.

Northeast
Property

CT - Lamont Declares State of Emergency as Power Restoration Could Take Days

Nearly 700,000 utility customers across Connecticut remained in the dark Wednesday night after a day of damage assessments from the storm that slammed the region Tuesday afternoon.

Coastwide
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USA - Hurricane Isaias to Drive $1Bn+ Insured & Economic Losses: Aon

Economic and insured loss totals from the impact of Hurricane Isaias are each individually expected to surpass the $1 billion threshold, according to analysts at Aon.

Coastwide
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USA - "Busy" Hurricane Season Likely to Lead to Elevated Claims Costs

DBRS Morningstar has offered commentary on the current US hurricane season, saying that not only will the season likely see a lot of storm activity, but the resulting insurance claims made will “add to insurers’ woes.”

Coastwide
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USA - Most Destructive August Hurricanes: A Look Back in History

We’re diving into the third month of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the season has already been quite active.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Destin Council to discuss possible beach expansion

DESTIN — The City Council is set to receive an update Monday on the city’s potential $10.6 million purchase of three parcels that would lead to a major expansion of Destin’s Shores at Crystal Beach Park.

Northeast
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RI - Rising Waters Put Historic Coastal Properties at Significant Risk

No one strategy can protect landmarks in Newport, Wickford, and other vulnerable locations along the Rhode Island shoreline from rising seas and nuisance flooding.

Coastwide
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USA - Real-Time Lessons on COVID-19 and US Hurricane Response: What We've Learned from Hanna and Isaias

It is early August 2020. As of this writing, we have already seen 9 named storms (something that usually doesn’t happen until September), two of them being Category 1 hurricanes that made landfall in the U.S.

Coastwide
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USA - The Impact of Isaias

Isaias was the second tropical system to make landfall in the U.S. in 2020.

Southeast
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FL - Florida Got Lucky with Isaias. More Hurricanes are Coming. Get Ready | Opinion

This past weekend Florida dodged another hurricane, when Isaias shifted east at the last minute and left residents of the sunshine state relieved to avoid the damage it would’ve brought.

Northeast
Property

NY - NY Sea Grant and Cornell Professor Introduce Lake Ontario Parcel-Level Flood Risk Prediction Tool at Aug. 20 Webinar

From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20, New York Sea Grant will offer a free webinar with Scott Steinschneider, Ph.D., of the Cornell University Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, detailing a parcel-level flood forecast risk management tool he has developed for use by communities along Lake Ontario and its embayments.

Mid-Atlantic
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USA - At Least 6 Dead After Tropical Storm Isaias Sweeps Up East Coast

At least six deaths have been linked to the storm, which made landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina late Monday.

Coastwide
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USA - Which States Are Most Likely to Suffer From Hurricanes?

Hurricanes have dealt hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to states along the Atlantic coast in the recent past, but many properties still have no flood protection against future storms.

International
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AUS - Regional Property Revival as City Dwellers Head for Exits

Demand for regional properties is surging as capital city dwellers head for outer suburbs and the country for a better lifestyle while still working in their city jobs from home.

Caribbean
Property

Haiti - Mangrove Restoration in Haiti Moves up a Gear

For most of the last 40 years, since Cyclone Allen struck in 1980, the Cahouane mangroves on Haiti’s southern coast have been overexploited and degraded.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - With Hurricane Season and Coronavirus Peaking, Louisiana Officials Worry People Won't Evacuate

Emergency managers in Louisiana struggling with how to fold COVID-19 precautions into their evacuation plans as the 2020 hurricane season enters its most active phase say their worst fear is that people won't leave in advance of catastrophic storms because they're more afraid of catching the virus.

International
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AUS - We Can't Beat the Planet into Submission. We Can Retreat

The floods have gone but the storm images remain, burned onto our collective retina.

Mid-Atlantic
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NC - Aldermen Discuss Possible Changes to Stanley White Rec Plan

Members of the New Bern Board of Aldermen are hoping to avoid an environmental impact study in their efforts to begin construction of a new Stanley White Rec Center.

Southeast
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FL - Isaias Could Swipe Newfound Sand Away from Brevard's Coastline

By the time you are reading this, the wind and surf whipped up by Isaias will likely have already started eating away at Brevard's coastline, striping away public peace of mind as it rips away the barrier island sands that guard us and our properties from the mammoth power of the ocean.

Great Lakes
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IL - As Lake Michigan Waters Rise, Erosion Poses an Existential Threat to North Shore Towns and Homeowners

Long before the first man-made beaches in Winnetka made their debut in the mid-19th century, those hoping to take a stroll along Lake Michigan were limited to rambling along a slim ribbon of sand that took its cues from Mother Nature.

International
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World - Flooding From Sea Level Rise Could Cost Our Planet $14.2 Trillion, Study Says

If the world does nothing to mitigate sea level rise, coastal flooding will become so extreme and destructive that it could cause damage worth up to 20% of global gross domestic product by 2100, according to new research.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Hurricane Hanna Forces Padre Island National Seashore to Close

Recovery and cleanup efforts got underway this week for Coastal Bend beaches after they took a beating.

Great Lakes
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MI - Biggest Flood-Mitigation Project in Ann Arbor History Now Complete

ANN ARBOR, MI — Just in time for the latest rains, a pair of new stormwater tunnels to Ann Arbor’s riverfront are complete.

Arctic & Antarctica
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ARC - Arctic Melt-Water Leads To Enhanced Storms

Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses, a National Oceanography Center (NOC) led research team has found.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - A Breakdown of Hurricane Hanna Damage Reports, Aftermath

While Hurricane Hanna's landfall was many miles from Corpus Christi, the storm's winds and surge were still strong enough to cause what will likely total millions of dollars in damage.

Great Lakes
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MI - Saginaw County Hires Case Manager to Help 600 Homeowners Affected by Flooding

SAGINAW, MI - Saginaw County now has a case manager to help residents apply for disaster relief aid.

Great Lakes
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WI - Association of State Floodplain Managers Issues Public Comment on FEMA Notice

WASHINGTON, July 27 -- The Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, Wisconsin, has issued a public comment on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's notice entitled "Technical Mapping Advisory Council; Meeting".

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Hurricane Douglas' Near Miss Highlights North Shore Vulnerabilities

North Shore resident Brandon De la Cruz of Wailua went to Haleiwa Beach Park to see Hurricane Douglas in action.

Caribbean
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CARIB - Christie's International Real Estate Panel Talks Benefits of Investing in the Caribbean Market

Haute Residence hosted a real estate webinar with a panel of Christie's International Real Estate top Caribbean Affiliates to talk about the latest on the real estate industry in their respective markets and the benefits of investing in the Caribbean market.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Abbott Declares State of Disaster After Hidalgo Co. Makes Similar Declaration

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for the Rio Grande Valley and 28 other counties as Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Port Mansfield.

Southeast
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FL - Florida Farmers Battle Rising Water and Salt as Sea Water Floods Fields

Ocean water is moving in laterally, brackish water is pushing upwards from underneath and more frequent and intense hurricanes are ruining once-prosperous coastal farms.

International
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AUS - How Coastal Communities on Victoria's Bellarine Peninsula are Dealing with the Reality of Sea Level Rises

The Victorian Government has instructed all councils to plan for a 0.8m sea-level rise by the year 2100.

Southeast
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FL - Say No to the $100 Million Bond

Proponents for the $100 million bond argue that Key Biscayne needs to invest in resiliency initiatives to safeguard our barrier island from sea level rise, flooding; to protect the village’s beaches and shorelines, harden and protect infrastructure from hurricanes.

Northeast
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MA - First Street Provides Another Wave of Flood Data for South Shore Residents to Consider

QUINCY — When Shane Davis bought his home on Martensen Street in Quincy in 2006, his insurance broker told him not to worry about flood insurance.

West Coast
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CA - West Coast Flooding Expected to Steadily Increase, New Report Warns

The high tide flooding that inundated the streets of Newport Beach's Balboa Peninsula over the Fourth of July weekend will grow more common throughout the state - and nation - thanks to rising seas, according to a recently released National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - George P. Bush to FEMA: Don’t Discontinue Partial Home Repairs and Put Lives at Risk this Hurricane Season

Following Hurricane Harvey, about 30,000 Texas residents fled their homes to seek safety in emergency shelters with potentially hundreds of thousands evacuating to stay with family and friends.

Southeast
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FL - The Nightmare Scenario for Florida’s Coastal Homeowners

Demand and financing could collapse before the sea consumes a single house.

Hawaii & Alaska
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AK - Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami.

Northeast
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MA - Q&A with BPDA: How to Protect Boston Housing from Climate Change

With ocean waters rising and tidal storm surges growing both more frequent and more forceful, this century promises to be a challenging one for a coastal city with centuries-old architecture built mere feet above sea level.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - Experts Aim to Make Historic Properties Along Gulf Coast More Hurricane-Proof

JULY 22, 2020 — With Texas being a prime target for hurricanes, UTSA’s Center for Cultural Sustainability is launching a two-year effort to improve the resilience of historic buildings along the state’s Gulf Coast so they can better survive severe weather events.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - Coast-Dwellers Ordered to Evacuate after 30m of Beach Washed Away

Residents of 18 properties including a block of flats at Wamberal have been ordered to evacuate their Central Coast homes for at least a month after huge surf washed away about 30 metres of beach.

Northeast
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MA - ReMain Nantucket Launches Initiative Seeking Solutions to Sea-Level Rise On-Island

ReMain Nantucket announced this week the inception of Envision Resilience: Nantucket Challenge, a coastal-resilience initiative that will leverage academia and local leadership to develop and consider innovative and adaptive solutions to sea-level rise.

Mid-Atlantic
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SC - Sullivan’s Island Evaluates Most Vulnerable Parts of Island

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - As hurricane season approaches, Sullivan’s Island Town Council is watching out for its beach to make sure it can weather a potential storm.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - Virginia's Coast Saw Two to Five Times More Nuisance Floods in 2019 than the National Average

Rising sea levels accelerate the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Great Lakes
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MI - Record-High Water Levels are a Nightmare for Homeowners, State

When Tim Lathe bought his home on a breathtaking bluff overlooking Lake Michigan in Park Township four years ago, it featured a large deck for enjoying Lake Michigan sunsets and a wooden staircase down a dune bluff to about a 10-foot-wide, sandy beach. Then the waters rose, and didn’t stop rising.

Northeast
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NE - Sunny Day Floods Expected to Increase Dramatically

The NOAA published a study showing that New England could be facing significant flooding brought on by climate change.

International
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AUS - 'Those Homes Should Never Have Been Built': The 40-Year Saga Behind Wamberal Beach Erosion

The first Wamberal resident to lose his home to the sea in 1978 says he has been waiting more than 40 years for the ocean to claim further victims, as residents consider a class action over the partial collapse of waterfront properties on Friday.

Great Lakes
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MI - Michigan's Coast is Being Armored with Seawalls, Making Erosion Worse

Wendy Slade loved to take in the sights and sounds of Lake Michigan from her beach house on Cathead Bay, until the lake began to turn against her.

Coastwide
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USA - A Look at the 32% of Businesses Located in Hurricane-Vulnerable Counties

As the 2020 hurricane season gets underway, emergency officials pay attention to the growing share (29%) of the U.S. population in the nation’s 255 coastline counties.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - ‘In Some Parts There is No Beach’: Cristobal Ate at Island Levee and it Can’t be Repaired until the Fall

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal ate away the beach of Louisiana’s only inhabited barrier island to the huge sand-filled tube at the core of a protective levee, and the Army Corps of Engineers says permits and studies keep it or anyone else from repairing much of the beach until well after hurricane season.

International
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UK - New Blueprint to Protect and Prepare Millions More Families from Flooding

A new plan to better protect and prepare millions of homes and businesses from the risk of flooding that the climate emergency will bring in the future has been launched this week by the Environment Agency (EA).

Coastwide
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USA - Coastal Flooding Trend to Continue as Climate Crisis Escalates

"America's coastal communities and their economies are suffering from the effects of high tide flooding, and it's only going to increase in the future."

International
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China - Greater Flood Risks in the Coastal Region of China due to Slower Tropical Cyclone Movement

A study led by the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has revealed that the observed average moving speed (or translation speed) of tropical cyclones making landfall over the coast of China dropped by 11% between 1961 and 2017.

Coastwide
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USA - NOAA Warns of 'Extraordinary' Increase in Coastal Flooding

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Tuesday that a trend of increased coastal flooding will continue to worsen as the climate crisis escalates.

Northeast
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MA - Boston Has Already Experienced Some of the Nation’s Worst Tidal Flooding — and it’s Going to Get Much Worse, Study Finds

With some of the nation’s highest tides ever recorded, Boston has had more sunny-day flooding than nearly any other coastal community in the country — and the worst is yet to come as sea levels rise, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Caribbean
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Cuba - Climate Change Would Cause 14 Cuban Settlements to Disappear by 2050

Scientific research indicates that rising sea levels could cause the disappearance of more than 14,100 homes located in coastal communities, which would imply the displacement of around 41,300 people in the next 30 years.

Coastwide
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USA - Americans Have Already Suffered 10 Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters in 2020, a Record Sixth Year in a Row

Above-average to record-warm January-June temperatures were observed across the vast majority of the lower 48 states with Florida ranking warmest on record for these six months.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - FEMA Urges Homeowners to Buy Flood Insurance with Peak Hurricane Season a Few Weeks Away

SOUTHEAST TEXAS — From FEMA - With peak hurricane season just a few weeks away, FEMA and its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are urging Beaumont residents to prepare now for severe storms and the flooding they can bring.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - FEMA Dispels Rumors of Changes to Washington Flood Insurance Maps

Jul. 13--Flooding maps in Walla Walla and Columbia counties are not currently being adjusted in a manner that would impact insurance requirements, authorities said recently.

International
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South Africa - WATCH: Cape Storm Brings Waves of Foam Along Sea Point Shoreline

Cape Town - Many Capetonians couldn't get enough of the sea foam along the Sea Point shoreline on Monday as a result of the cold front and gale-force winds which hit the region on Sunday and continued throughout Monday.

Northeast
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NJ - Looking Toward Shore's Past, Future Hurricanes

OCEAN COUNTY – The ominous weather reports before Hurricane Sandy hit just before Halloween in October 2012 were not anything you’d want to hear.

Northeast
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NY - To Face Flooding, New York Region Needs Big Bucks and Bold Moves: Report

When New Yorkers cast their ballots in November’s presidential race, they will also have a chance to vote on a $3 billion bond act that, advocates say, gives the metropolitan region a chance to be ready for the higher seas and stronger storms that climate change will almost certainly send its way.

Northeast
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NJ - The ten hurricanes and tropical storms to make landfall In South Jersey since 1900

Since the year 1900, there have been ten tropical storms or hurricanes that have made a direct landfall in South Jersey.

International
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World - La Nina forecast: La Nina could trigger explosive hurricane season - latest NOAA forecast

LA NINA could add to a very active hurricane season according to the latest NOAA forecast, triggering frequent and more explosive hurricanes. Here's all you need to know about La Nina.

Great Lakes
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MI - On Mackinac Island, Lake Huron's waves are destroying an iconic highway

On a typical sunny summer day, Mackinac Island’s car-free highway would be teeming with walkers, bicyclists and horseback riders taking in virtually unbroken views of Lake Huron’s crystalline waters along the iconic 8.2-mile loop.

Great Lakes
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Great Lakes - Study reveals many great lakes state parks impacted by record-high water levels

The research was presented at the 2020 Great Lakes Virtual Conference, which is hosted by the International Association of Great Lakes Research.

West Coast
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CA - High Tide, Large Waves Push Water into Streets in Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach, California, was cleaning up Saturday after flooding caused by coastal tides and high surf covered beaches and roads with water.

Coastwide
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USA - States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

A handful of states are preparing to spend millions of dollars to address flooding, as extreme rain and sea level rise threaten communities along rivers and coastlines.

West Coast
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CA - High Surf Brings More Destruction to Capo Beach

Capistrano Beach Park can't catch a break. Holiday weekend high tides and surf hastened the destruction of remaining infrastructure.

Caribbean
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CYM - Editorial: The chance to build a better Cayman

It is easy to throw uplifting quotes at a crisis, telling people that, if only they look hard enough, there will be an opportunity hidden somewhere.

Pacific Northwest
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OR - Whats the real flood danger in Oregon? New data shows the risk to your home

As global climate change begins to make a home in the United States in the form of rising seas, punishing storms, and more intense rainfall, the federal government underestimates the flood risk for 170,102 households and properties in Oregon, a wide-ranging scientific analysis released Monday found.