What would happen in your town if the sea level rose a few feet above the average high tide? An interactive map from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has the answer.
The map shows how much the ocean’s rise above the 19-year average daily high tide would affect areas of the Grand Strand such as Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove, Pawleys Island and Georgetown.
The map toggles from 1 foot of sea level rise up to 6 feet.
The storm surge associated with Hurricane Irma on Monday flooded several Front Street businesses in Georgetown and wiped out the dunes in Pawleys Island Monday.
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The sea level rose 2 feet above high tide in Georgetown, and 2.9 feet in Myrtle Beach, according to NOAA meteorologist Richard Neuherz.
The sea level rose 3.35 feet above average high tide at the North Inlet Estuary near Pawley’s Island, he said.
Check out the NOAA map here.