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Boston faces major challenge as sea levels rise

Boston faces major challenge as sea levels rise

UNDERWATER: Heavy rainfall last summer caused flooding in parts of the Bay State. Boston led the Northeast Atlantic region for most high-tide flooding days last year, a concerning trend that’s expected to only increase in the Hub and for coastal communities across the country, ocean researchers said in a report released Wednesday. High-tide flooding, often referred to as “nuisance” or “sunny day” flooding, is now more common due to years of sea-level rise, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. Boston experienced 19 days of high-tide flooding last year. It no longer takes a strong storm or […]

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