Local warming: US cities in front line as sea levels rise

Feb 27, 2013 Full story: Reuters

The signs of rising water are everywhere in this seaport city: yellow "Streets May Flood" notices are common at highway underpasses, in low-lying neighbourhoods and along the sprawling waterfront.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Norfolk?

http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFr...

P.S. Thanks to another poster.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#2 Feb 27, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Norfolk?
http://www.breakingnews.com/item/ahZzfmJyZWFr...
P.S. Thanks to another poster.
Yeah, as stated in another thread, my car, which was switched to larger 17 inch wheels & tires, would still have been in trouble. & my little 25 year old Ford Festiva would have been toast....... soggy toast.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Extreme waether and climate events - A special report

http://ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/images/uploads/SREX-...

P.S. Norfolk is not adapting well.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#4 Feb 27, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
Extreme weather and climate events - A special report

http://ipcc-wg2.gov/SREX/images/uploads/SREX-...

P.S. Norfolk is not adapting well.
True.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#5 Feb 27, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
P.S. Norfolk is not adapting well.
Quote about the sea wall in Norfolk:

The sea wall was high enough when it was built several decades ago, but Atkinson says it may not be anymore.

"Well, you can see the brown mark there on the pumping station," he says, pointing to a place well up the wall. "That's where high tide normally is."

When Hurricane Irene went by last year, waves approached the top of the barrier, Atkinson says, adding that just about everyone in Norfolk acknowledges the problem of rising water.

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