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Storm Surge

Park managers at coastal parks such as Assateague Island National Seashore have begun to #ActOnClimate by changing the way they respond to major storms. With over 7 inches of global sea level rise since 1900 (and today’s rise occurring even faster), the potential for storm surges and flooding is higher than ever. Learn how Assateague Island is responding at


This photo shows the Bayside Picnic Area after Hurricane Sandy. Park staff is currently developing alternatives based on public input and park needs.

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Taken on October 30, 2012