he main focus when discussing floods or flood zones is usually New Jersey’s coastline and those living alongside the Atlantic Ocean, but the bigger threat is elsewhere, according to experts in the field. New Jersey’s back bay communities are at a larger risk of "inundation," and the problem is only getting worse. "They are susceptible to the rising sea level that is ongoing and will be ongoing," said Dr. Michael Kennish, a research professor with the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. "By 2050, we’re looking at a sea level rise that could be as much as 22 inches."
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