Climate change increases flood risk for Boston homes

October 6, 2021
Grace Beery, a Boston University student living in Allston, Massachusetts, stands in her flooded basement.

With sea levels rising and storms getting worse, there’s more water in Boston’s streets. By the middle of the century, the average Massachusetts home can expect about $7,000 a year in property damage from flooding, according to a report by the nonprofit First Street Foundation.

WTBU’s Grace Ferguson looked into what the city can do to manage the increasing risk of floods.


This story was produced for my Narrative Radio class in partnership with WTBU, Boston University’s student radio station.