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Penn State Researchers Investigating How Global Warming Affects Flood Risk in PA Communities

Hurricane Ida rainstorms that drenched the Northeast region of the Monongahela River lap on the bank landing near the Regis R. Malady Bridge, at Elizabeth, Pa. on Sept. 2, 2021.
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Hurricane Ida rainstorms that drenched the Northeast region of the Monongahela River lap on the bank landing near the Regis R. Malady Bridge, at Elizabeth, Pa. on Sept. 2, 2021.

Pennsylvania is likely to face more extreme rainfall and flooding by 2050 because of climate change. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Rachel McDevitt reports researchers at Penn State are using climate data to see how global warming will affect flood risk in communities across the commonwealth.

(Original air-date: 12/29/21)

Rachel McDevitt is a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania at WITF. Rachel joined WITF in 2017 as the host of All Things Considered. She previously reported for WITF’s Radio Pennsylvania Network, where her work earned the National Association of State Radio Network’s award for best feature two years in a row. The western Pennsylvania native started her journalism career with the CBS affiliate in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Rachel is a graduate of Temple University.