Extraordinary Increases in Coastal Flooding
Published by David Heilman on
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) a trend of increased coastal flooding will continue to worsen as the climate crisis escalates.
"High tide flooding is becoming more commonplace across the U.S." says the NOAA. Coastal areas around the United States, especially the gulf coast have been hit hard by flooding in recent years. Damaging high tide floods that once only occurred during large storms can now happen more often during full moons or prevailing winds. As sea levels continue to rise, coastal communities and their economies will suffer. The frequency of high tide flooding is expected to double or triple by 2030, according to the NOAA.
It's important that communities and homeowners take the right steps to protect their infrastructure from these high tide floods over the next few years. Seawalls and retaining structures taken on by water will need to drain properly to reduce hydro static pressure and prevent erosion. Without proper drainage, infrastructure can crack, bow, and eventually fail. Jet Filter's weep hole component is an innovative and efficient way to protect your coastline and infrastructure.