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Storms and Climate Change at The Gables

Photo of waves breaching The Gables seawall during a nor'easter January 2022.
Photo of waves breaching The Gables seawall during a nor’easter January 2022.

In January 2022, waves crashed over our sea wall during a nor’easter and caused extensive damage to the seawall protecting our historic site. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting an above-average hurricane season for 2022.  As storms increase in frequency and intensity, The Gables is at high risk for flooding and wind damage.

Video of nor’easter battering The Gables seawall January 2022

On October 26, 2020, Kirk Bosma of Woods Hole Group gave a presentation sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service focusing on flooding in Salem. Mapping Future Flood Risk and Prioritizing Coastal Resilience for Salem is available to view online.  Bosma explains how the Woods Hole Group created their storm and flooding models, and what they mean for Salem’s residents, businesses, and infrastructure.

If you would like to support The Gables’ efforts to combat climate change, consider joining us for our annual fundraising party – Sips by the Sea – on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Date: August 27, 2022

Author: Holly Watson


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