Forecasters predict one of the biggest tidal flood events of the past two decades
Over 20 million people are under alerts for coastal flooding, including residents of Baltimore and Washington, DC, as a large and powerful low pressure system shifts from the central US toward the Northeast.
“Right now we’re expecting it to be one of the worst tidal flooding events that we’ve had in the past 10 or 20 years for a lot of locations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” Chris Strong, the warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sterling, Virginia, tells CNN Weather. “The biggest impact that we’re expecting here in the Baltimore/Washington area and along the Chesapeake Bay is the tidal flooding.”
Flooding is expected to peak on Friday and linger through Saturday. During this time, two to four feet of coastal flooding is likely…READ ON
India suffered average annual loss of $87 bn from extreme weather events: UN report
India is estimated to have suffered an average annual loss of about 87 billion dollars from extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts, a report by the United Nations weather agency said.
The State of the Climate in Asia 2020 report by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), released on Tuesday, said that extreme weather and climate change impacts across Asia in 2020 caused the loss of life of thousands of people, displaced millions of others and cost hundreds of billions of dollars, while wreaking a heavy toll on infrastructure and ecosystems.
“Sustainable development is threatened, with food and water insecurity, health risks and environmental degradation on the rise,” the new multi-agency report coordinated by the WMO said.
It said that extreme weather events continue to threaten sustainable development – Tropical cyclones, floods and droughts induced an estimated average annual loss (AAL) of several hundred billion dollars…READ ON