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High tides are flooding coastal communities with record frequency

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As sea levels rise, coastal communities prone to flooding are not only threatened by storm surges, but also the moon. Last year, there were twice as many high-tide flooding days - defined as days when tides are 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide - than there were 20 years ago, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. Storms used to be the main cause of flooding, but now the full moon's
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Wobble in moon's orbit to bring surge in flooding to most US coastlines in 2030s: NASA study

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The reason for this expected surge is tied to the moon's 18.6-year cycle.
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