August 3, 2014

New Interactive Boston Flood Map

A recently released interactive flood map for Boston shows that my son's new apartment near Fenway Park will be underwater if there is a storm surge of 7.5 feet. 

It looks like he stays dry if the storm surge stays below 5 feet. 

Same thing goes for his office at 5 Cambridge Center in Kendall Square. 

We've had three storms since Hurricane Sandy that would have flooded the Faneuil Hall area if they had arrived at high tide. We've been lucky so far - all of them arrived at low tide. 

Boston is rated the 8th most vulnerable city in the country for sea level rise. 

[Climate Progress] [WGBH]

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