MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.
FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owners of two homes were ordered to evacuate Wednesday because of what officials called an imminent concern that their residences could slide 70 feet into the Delaware River below.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector.
Flooding caused by high tide may eventually become a problem on more than 200 days per year in certain areas along the New Jersey coastline, according to a new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Moisture from a tropical storm, interacting with an approaching cold front, is expected to deliver New Jersey a heavy dose of rain and thunderstorms later this week, but any flooding issues shouldn't be enough to ruin the long holiday weekend.