High water, high anxiety
This summer has made it clear that flooding is one of the greatest risks the Northeast faces from climate change. Warm air and oceans, along with sea level rise, mean more intense storms and floods — this summer, the summer of 2021 and likely summers in the future.
Climate scientists say this, as do Connecticut officials and others around the state who have been doing more to deal with flooding than may be apparent.
This is the second of a four-part CT Mirror series examining the impact of flooding on communities. In the first story, we looked at how regulations are changing to deal with more water. Today, how flooding affects the shoreline. In upcoming stories, we will look at ways as inland areas are coping with floodwaters and resources for communities that can’t do it on their own.