High tide at Bayville on Barnegat Bay


NJ Shore Towns See More ‘Sunny-Day’ Floods as Seas Rise, Federal Report Says

Atlantic City and Cape May are among the coastal communities most exposed.

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Towns up and down the Jersey Shore are being exposed to increased flooding as a result of sea-level rise rather than storms, according to a new federal report.

What’s now known as high-tide flooding (HTF) is a growing threat for coastal communities around the country, especially along the Northeast Atlantic coast from Maine to Virginia, which is expected to see more of that type of flooding than other regions over the next year, according to the report from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) …