Report: Florida at highest risk in U.S. for flooding from sea level rise

The Miami HeraldMarch 14, 2012 

South Florida, low-lying and smack in the middle of Hurricane Alley, has the greatest number of people and places at risk from rising sea levels, according to a new report released on Wednesday.

The report from Climate Central, an independent research and journalism organization, suggests Miami-Dade and Broward counties alone have more people vulnerable to flooding than any state except Florida and Louisiana.

The “Surging Seas” report, which echoes and expands on previous studies by universities and government agencies that have pinpointed South Florida as ground zero for global warming impacts, can be found at It includes an interactive map that can zoom in to show which communities would inundated under different potential levels of sea level rise.

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