Nice piece from New Hampshire bulletin about yet another way that climate change problems escalate:
For the utilities that provide residents and businesses with electricity and gas services, it’s an escalating reality they’re considering in their strategic plans. From substations, to transformers, to individual gas meters at homes, flooding and storm surge pose threats to energy infrastructure.’
“I was surprised not by which areas flooded, because we’ve mapped them out pretty well, but that these levels were levels I wasn’t expecting now,” said Jacobs, who studies flooding and its impact on coastal resiliency, infrastructure, and transportation.
“I think as a community, this is a wake-up call because with a changing climate, what this does is it shows us a little bit about what it would look like if the sea level was a couple extra feet higher,” Jacobs said.
You can read the whole thing here.