Group Urges Launch of Regional Coastal Agency for Northeast

A Northeast regional planning association marked the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy today by proposing the launch of a coastal commission to address rising sea levels for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area and to help the region prepare for climate change and extreme storms.

The Regional Plan Association issued a report warning that the number of people living in flood-risk areas is likely to double from 1 million to 2 million over the next 30 years.

Sea levels, the report says, are expected to rise by 2 feet, putting 10,000 homes permanently underwater.

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