Higher sea levels mean more flood damage from storms like Isabel, experts say

Times-Dispatch: Whether or not climate change leads to an increase in big hurricanes, one destructive effect of global warming is already at work in coastal Virginia -- rising sea levels. As sea levels go up, flooding from even low-level storms will become more destructive, scientists say. “At times I think we get too locked in on the strongest storms, the Category 3, 4 and 5s,” said Marshall Shepherd, a University of Georgia atmospheric scientist. “But if you look at the last five or 10 years, even the weaker......

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