New Jersey has the fourth-largest population at risk of coastal flooding but it lags behind other coastal states in taking steps to prepare for future sea level rise and coastal flooding risks. Like most coastal states, New Jersey has taken strong action to address its current risks, but it could do more to assess its vulnerability to climate change-driven coastal flooding, and much more to plan for increasing coastal flooding risks.
For more information on how prepared New Jersey is for its growing coastal flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.
The highest observed flood level at Atlantic City was 4ft above the local high tide line. At this flood level, more than $75 billion worth of property and 750 hazardous waste sites in the state are at risk of coastal flooding.