Charleston is taking sea level rise seriously.

“Anytime it’s high tide, it’s flooded out here. Anytime it rains heavy, it floods down here.” —Charleston resident

Charleston’s leaders are working to meet the challenge of sea level rise and the growing number of floods it is bringing to the city’s homes and businesses. And Climate Central is proud that they are using our interactive sea level rise maps.

“This tool from Climate Central is a great way to demonstrate what we’re basing our decisions on,” said Mark Wilbert, who served as Charleston’s chief resilience officer until September 2021. “Using good data to make good decisions is a way to build confidence that you’re moving in the right direction.”

Watch this beautiful and moving 11-minute video to learn more about the rising sea level threat to this historic city and how its people are planning for the future.