WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.– The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said that high-tide flooding will be a real threat to coastal communities, WPTV reports.
Coastal areas of South Florida like West Palm Beach and Delray Beach are particular locations of concern due to tidal flooding, or king tides.
These tides can flood roads and even homes along the Intercoastal Highway.
Researchers and scientists have said that climate change is partially responsible for the sea rise and flooding that has been going on for decades.
A NOAA representative said in a written statement, “As sea level rise continues, damaging floods that, decades ago, happened only during a storm, are expected to happen more regularly, such as during a full moon or with a change in prevailing winds or currents,”
To see what it might look like if coastal waters were to rise in your area, visit NOAA’s website.