NOAA to give U.S. state of high tide flooding and annual outlook

Experts will provide projections through May 2023

Pedestrians stroll past standing water in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in May 2016 after high tides in the Potomac River inundated the street.
Pedestrians stroll past standing water in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in May 2016 after high tides in the Potomac River inundated the street. (NOAA)
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Video: August 2, 2022 State of High Tide Flooding and Outlook Press Conference

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On August 2, NOAA will issue its 2022 State of High Tide Flooding and Annual Outlook for the U.S. In this release, NOAA will provide data that track changes in coastal high tide flooding that occurred from May 2021 to April 2022, as well as projections through May of 2023 using national flooding thresholds at 97 NOAA tide gauges around the U.S.  

High tide flooding, sometimes referred to as sunny day or nuisance flooding, is coastal flooding that can inundate roads and damage property. It is becoming increasingly common as sea levels rise. NOAA has released an outlook on coastal high tide flooding every year since 2014.

WHAT

Media teleconference for state of high tide flooding and annual outlook 

WHEN

Tues., August 2 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

WHO

  • William Sweet, Ph.D., oceanographer, NOAA’s National Ocean Service
  • Doug Marcy, coastal hazards specialist, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management 
  • Billy Brooks, geospatial analyst, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management

HOW

GoToWebinar: The briefing will be followed by a Q&A session. An accompanying news release will be issued at the start of the webinar. Interested reporters must register here for the GoToWebinar. offsite link (Note: For credentialed reporters only.) 

To participate in the Q&A portion of the media briefing, please be sure to register using your full name and media affiliation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please do not share your invite link with anyone; it is unique to you.

 

Media contact

Jennie Lyons, jennie.lyons@noaa.gov, (202) 603-9372

RESOURCES
Video: August 2, 2022 State of High Tide Flooding and Outlook Press Conference

Sea level rise B-roll video (mp4 download) offsite link