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Georgia’s Vanishing Coast: With stronger storms, higher tides, and rising sea levels, how high will the water go?
On the Georgia coast, which spans 100 miles between Savannah and St. Marys, two things have become apparent during the last decade: Climate change is coming, and it’s already here. If the last decade’s increased tidal flooding initiated a conversation about the changing sea, the hurricane double-header of 2016 and 2017 added a couple of exclamation points. But while the effects of storms will be more severe with climate change, Georgia’s vulnerability to them isn’t new.
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Now that the storms have passed, it's time to look at how to help those impacted most by the destruction of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
As Hurricane Irma—one of the most powerful in history—barrels its way toward the Sunshine State, hundreds of thousands of Floridians are evacuating north, along with coastal Georgians and South Carolinans. Atlanta is putting on its best show of Southern hospitality with these discounts and deals: