Damage from coastal flooding on Kosrae tends to occur every now and again, typically due to three types of event.
|Coastal flooding source||Approximately how often damaging event occurs.|
|Higher than normal high tide levels.||Potentially every year, particularly between December and February, but tends to be significant when:
|Large swell caused by distant storms or typhoons.||Once in a generation.|
|Typhoons that track close to Kosrae.||Once in a lifetime. The last cyclone to significantly affect Kosrae was in 1905, beyond the living memory of all current residents.|
Take a tour of Kosrae to see why many of the areas that we live on are exposed to coastal flooding.