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Sinking Land and Rising Seas

A double whammy!

There has been quite a bit of information shared about how sea rise is becoming an issue for coastal communities. It is not just hurricanes and storm surge, but sunny day flooding in some parts of our nation’s coastline.

Now there is an article in the Washington Post that maybe you can get around the paywall via this link: “Land Around The U.S. Is Sinking. Here Are Some Of The Fastest Areas.”

Actually, in some areas it is sinking faster than the sea is rising. Those looking to have more development along the coasts of the USA should think twice before they create more heartache and loss in the future as people purchase a home not understanding the reality of sinking lands and rising seas.

The water could be closer than you ever expected it to be!
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.