Sea level rise has New Jersey residents relocating out of flood zones

Sea levels will rise between one and four feet by the end of the century. That’s according to the National Climate Assessment released last year. That rise — along with damage caused by an increased number of storms and hurricanes — could be catastrophic for people living in flood prone areas — nearly 41 million Americans, by one estimate.

In New Jersey – close to 700,000 people live in a flood zone. Now the state, as NewsHour Weekend reports, is involved in trying to move some of those people out of harm’s way with a state-run program called “Blue Acres”.