A year has passed since we were hit by the infamous force known as Superstorm Sandy. While we continue to recover from her wrath, we must consider the possibility of receiving comparable damage from future storms. Could there actually be another storm like Sandy in our lifetime? According to a study published by Tufts University, they say, “maybe”.
According to the study, rising sea levels may cause smaller storms to produce significant flooding in the future. In New York, seawaters “have risen 16 inches since 1778, the year of New York City’s first major recorded storm”. This significant increase could cause less powerful storms to produce just as devastating flooding damage.
We encourage you to read the full article by Tufts here.
SOURCE: TUFTS UNIVERSITY, TUFTS NOW