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New York Coastal Flooding

New York faces the nation's third largest coastal flooding threat, based on the size of its at-risk population. The state is already implementing adaptation strategies, including introducing sea level rise maps for coastal communities and requiring state agencies to include sea level projections in much of their decision-making

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For more information on how prepared New York is for its growing coastal flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is New York taking action?

  • New York is doing more than most states to address its growing coastal flooding risk
  • The state's climate change impacts report includes a detailed analysis of projected sea level rise, including the potential impacts on several sectors
  • New York recently passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, requiring state agencies to incorporate coastal flooding and sea level rise projections into their permitting, funding, and regulatory decisions