(AP) – Boston and other cities around the nation are preparing for rising seas and rising seashowers, as coastal erosion, erosion from storm surges and storm surges are hitting shorelines and causing flooding.
Hazardous flooding is occurring in the Boston area as a result of a combination of coastal erosion and storm surge, and some coastal towns are experiencing more than their share of damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The NOAA has released preliminary data showing that the coastal areas of New England have experienced more than 2 feet of sea level rise since the start of the century, the largest rate in the nation.
The agency said that in some areas, such as Cape Cod, there are now more than 60 feet of water.
There are about 4.3 million people in the city of Boston, which includes the city’s central business district, according the city.
Boston has been experiencing severe weather since last summer, when severe storms caused widespread flooding in the Northeast and the South, causing widespread damage to buildings and homes.
The city has had severe storms in recent years, including the deadly March 2015 storm that caused extensive damage to the city, which has also been the site of severe weather in the past.
The National Weather Service in Boston said that there are more than 100 fatalities attributed to coastal flooding each year in the United States.
The storm surge is causing flooding along Boston’s harbor, including along the harborfront.
A surge of 8 feet in a few minutes could cause major flooding, officials said.
In some places, there has been damage to roads and other infrastructure.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has closed the Boston-area Turnpike in the wake of the storm surge.
There are also concerns about storm surge from storm surge and erosion.
The state Department of Transportation has released an advisory about the need for residents to prepare for flood risks.