Encroaching Tides in the Florida Keys

Investing in Preparedness to Save Money and Manage the Impacts of Rising Seas

Published Oct 29, 2015


By 2045, the sea level in the Florida Keys will rise 15 inches, according to a projection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As a result, the city of Key West—the economic powerhouse of Monroe County, Florida—would see more than 300 tidal flooding events per year within the lifetime of today’s 30-year mortgages.

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