How Risk From Climate Change Will Reshape Flood Insurance In N.H. and New England

A neighborhood in Hampton, New Hampshire surrounded by marshland. Hundreds of homes in the town are prone to flooding as sea levels rise. (Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public / NENC)

People living on and off the coast of New England will soon be at a greater risk from flooding due to heavier rain and rising seas caused by climate change.

Global warming will put more pressure on the federal flood insurance program, which is already overstretched, prompting an overhaul to be completed later this year.

Regulators hope the change will make the system more fair, sustainable and climate-conscious. But some homeowners worry it’ll drive up their rates.

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