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

Premiered: January 5, 2019 | 0:09:57

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”.

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