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New York, Boston Set Coastal Flood Records as Storms Fuel Tides

June 6, 2018, 7:58 PM

New York and Boston experienced a record number of days with coastal flooding in the last year as waters surged time and again more than 1 foot above normal high tide levels.

New York had 15 record flood days from May 2017 to April 2018, and Boston had 22, according to a report June 6 from the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services. The Northeast could be swamped for five to six days in the coming year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration center forecasts.

“What was fairly uncommon before has become common,” ...