World's 10 Most Flood-Threatened Cities
An American city enters the list at No. 6
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2013 9:25 AM CDT
Updated Aug 24, 2013 7:20 AM CDT
Guangzhou, China.   (©)

(Newser) – It's a gloomy day in the world of flood-related studies. New research indicates that by 2050, coastal flooding could cause $1 trillion in damage—per year. That is if no steps to safeguard these areas are taken. LiveScience notes the $1 trillion figure was reached in both the best- and worst-case scenario projections. On the flip side, preventative measures could drop the damage figure to $50 billion a year. In any case, now might be the time to move to Europe: The list of most at-risk cities is filled with mainly Asian and North American locales. LiveScience presents the top 10:

  1. Guangzhou, China
  2. Mumbai, India
  3. Kolkata, India
  4. Guayaquil, Ecuador
  5. Shenzen, China
  6. Miami
  7. Tianjin, China
  8. New York, NY-Newark, NJ
  9. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  10. New Orleans
Click for the next 10 cities on the list, which include two more American locations.

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Aug 28, 2013 10:23 PM CDT
At least Venice Italy is safe from floods
Aug 25, 2013 10:29 PM CDT
This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.
Aug 25, 2013 1:38 PM CDT
A trillion $ if there are know safeguards put in place,50 billion, if there are safegards,my question how much will it cost to put these so called safeguards into affect, come on now some body has got to know, for god sakes....