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Sea Level Rise: An existential threat to Hampton Roads

For many of us, the effects of climate change and sea level rise may seem far off. But for our kids, it is the world they'll inherit.

Janet Roach, David Alan

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NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- On November 5, 2017, the Earth, moon and the will sun line up and create the highest tide of the year: the King Tide.

For a region surrounded by water and prone to tidal flooding, experts say this event will help give them important information regarding the rising sea level and help predict the impact of flooding in the future.

But even as scientists study what may be in store for us in the future, sea level rise is affecting us here in Hampton Roads today.