About 2 million U.S. homes would be underwater by 2100 if sea level rises as predicted

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More than $880 billion worth of property will be sunk, and Florida will be hit the hardest.

August 12, 2016

Marco Island, Fla. Photo: clarkmaxwell/Creative Commons.

By 2100, some 2 million U.S. homes will be underwater if sea levels rise by 6 feet, as experts predict, according to Zillow, which analyzed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data.

That number of lost homes represents 2% of the nation's total housing stock and $882 billion worth of property. Florida would suffer the greatest number of lost homes, as one in eight properties in the state would be underwater.

 

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