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Sea level rise will double coastal flood risk worldwide

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High tides lash Mumbai on the western Indian coast. A sea level rise of 5-10cm could double the flood risk. Photograph: Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty

Small but inevitable rises in sea level will double the frequency of severe coastal flooding in most of the world with dire consequences for major cities that sit on coastlines, according to scientists.

The research takes in to account the large waves and storm surges that can tip gradually rising sea levels over the edge of coastal defences. Lower latitudes will be first affected, in a great swath through the tropics from Africa to South America and throughout south-east Asia, with Europe’s Atlantic coast and the west coast of the US not far behind.

The most vulnerable places, including large cities in Brazil and Ivory Coast, and small Pacific islands, are expected to experience…

 

How to prepare for a natural disaster

There is a reason Iowa is part of what is known as “Tornado Alley.” According to the National Weather Service, there were 43 tornadoes in Iowa in 2016 and 58 tornadoes in 2015. With that many tornadoes every year it is important to be prepared for them, as well as other natural disasters. This includes not only tornadoes, but also severe weather, earthquakes, floods and droughts.

There are many things to consider when preparing for a disaster. There are also multiple ways to prepare, which include building a kit and having a plan.

This plan should consist of what to do when disaster strikes. It is what is used before, during and after a natural disaster. It is vital to know the plan well. This includes where to…

 

 

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