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King Tide causes flooding in the Marshall Islands – Highlighting Pacific Islands vulnerability to rising seas

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog

Last week, in our interview with NIWA’s Dr Rob Bell, he discussed how the combined effects of King Tides and stormy weather can be disastrous. Unfortunately, these synergistic effects were experienced in the Marshall Islands in the early hours of Monday morning (March 3rd) when the impact of a King Tide was augmented by stormy weather. The tidal and weather conditions caused storm surges, inundating part of the capital, Majuro, and some of the outer islands with 1-2 feet of salt water. A state of emergency was declared and hundreds of people were evacuated, around 70 homes were badly damaged...

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