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Report: Sea levels will rise 8 inches in N.O.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Rising sea levels are threatening nearly all of Louisiana's coastal parishes.

According to a new report titled "Surging Seas" from the non-profit group Climate Central.

Projections indicate that by the year 2030, New Orleans will face a sea level rise of eight inches, and 20 years after that - more than a foot and a half.

The group says that's not even the worst-case scenario.

"It is on us now and some parts in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Lafourche Parish, high tides are now coming over the road," said Aaron Viles with the Gulf Restoration Network. "That will suggest in very real terms, that we have sea level rise."

To illustrate their findings, the group created a website that allows users to enter their zip code and see how sea level rise will affect that area in coming years.

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