A report on Climate Change was released this week. The News & Observer (Raleigh) describes the importance on the study for Charleston in the article ‘White House: 1,500% jump in coastal flooding, unprecedented heat waves for Carolinas’
“Flood events in Charleston, South Carolina, have been increasing, and by 2045 the city is projected to face nearly 180 tidal floods (flooding in coastal areas at high tide) per year, as compared to 11 floods per year in 2014,” according to the report.
Just last week Charleston saw one of the highest tides ever recorded, according to the Post and Courier. The tide hit 8.76 feet Saturday, flooding roads and low-lying areas around the city, the newspaper reported.”