Monday, March 26, 2012

Gonna Be a Hot Time In the Old Town

More Extensive Flooding In Brooklyn?

Two reports have been released recently that bode ill for waterfront property in Brooklyn.

The first, released last Wednesday, says that the risk of storm flooding is increasing faster than thought due to a rise in sea levels caused by global warming.

Brooklyn is ranked as the second most vulnerable county in New York state in terms of flood risk (the first is Nassau County).

A second report released Sunday says that average global temperatures could climb 2.5 to 5.4 degrees by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated. This is higher than previously calculated.

2050 "6-foot" flood map courtesy of Climate Central
Brooklyn neighborhoods at risk of storm surge include most of Coney Island and low-lying areas in Flatlands, Sunset Park, Red Hook, along the banks of the Gowanus Canal, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park. Governors Island could be swamped as well.

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