PBS News Weekend

Season 10, Episode 54 of 99

New Jersey plans for rising seas by moving some residents away from flood zones. Sea levels will rise globally between one and four feet by the end of the century, according to the National Climate Assessment released in November. And that predicted rise, along with a surge of damaging storms and hurricanes, could be catastrophic for the more than 30 million people living in flood-prone areas across the United States. In New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the country, more than 600,000 residents live in flood zones that can become inundated with storm water. But the state is now trying to move some of these people out of harm's way in one of the biggest home buyout programs in the nation. Newshour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports. This story is part of our ongoing series, "Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change."

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