Climate change increasing storm risks to coastal communities: study

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Climate change is both making hurricanes more dangerous and, over time, increasing the chances of them hitting the same site twice, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

Researchers from Princeton’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering analyzed Atlantic tropical cyclones dating back to the mid-20th century to project toward the end of the 21st. Their analysis of nine East Coast locations found that, from 1949 to 2018, tropical cyclone hazards increased everywhere but Charleston, S.C., and Pensacola, Fla. The duration of those hazards also increased everywhere except Charleston.

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