Here's a fun online gadget for a sobering task:
FloodIQ.com is a web site created by the nonprofit First Street Foundation to help users visualize how rising sea levels are expected to affect your risk of flooding — not only now, but up to 15 years in the future.
And, yes, it gets worse.
With FloodIQ.com, the First Street Foundation created an interactive map for Florida showing flood risks from both tidal flooding and a Category 1 and Category 3 hurricane this year, in 2023, 2028 and 2033. The data comes from the United States Geologic Survey and county governments, historic tide gauge readings from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, storm surge predictions from the National Weather Service and NOAA, sea level rise predictions from the United States Army Corps Of Engineers and property details from state and county government offices.
The result is that it's easy to find your home or business and see what you might expect — a foot of flooding? 2 feet? more? — in various combinations of bad storms, high tides and deteriorating conditions.
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