10 States Most at Risk of Flooding

A report released Tuesday in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that the homes of nearly 3.9 million Americans are at risk of flooding in the next century if the sea level rises one foot, as many climate scientists have predicted. While usual suspects such as New Orleans, southern Florida and the Manhattan section of New York City are at great risk, some more surprising areas also have large populations living less than a meter above sea level. Ben Strauss, director of the Program on Sea Level Rise at Climate Central, told us which states are most at risk of devastating floods over the next 100 years.

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10. Georgia

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Strauss estimates that 28,000 people living in 127 square miles of low-lying land are at risk of being flooded.

Next: 9. Massachusetts


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