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Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced statewide goals in an effort to combat flooding caused by storms due to climate change.

New field of climate science looks at how a warming earth contributes to local flooding By Susan Phillips, StateImpact Pennsylvania August 7, 2020 Tropical Storm Isaias flooded large and small streams in eastern Pennsylvania. It also forced the Schuylkill River to crest at record-breaking levels in Philadelphia. Climate scientists are already seeing evidence of rainfall […]

Tropical storm Isaias caused major issues across the Lehigh Valley Tuesday, dropping six inches of rain in the span of a few hours. The rainfall triggered flash flooding across the region, and wind gusts left tens of thousands without power.

More than 200 current and potential Superfund sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey are at risk of flooding in the next 20 years due to sea level rise, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.


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