Fort Lauderdale floods highlight climate risks to South Florida’s airports, seaports

April 23, 2023

The downpours turned Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport into a lake, grounding flights for two days. Story continuesBesides rain, the Fort Lauderdale airport is also at risk of tidal flooding from sea level rise. A March report from the Brookings Institute, titled “America’s airports aren’t ready for climate change” mentions Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by name. Questions MIA’s futureAmerican Airlines raised questions about the future of Miami International Airport in its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. A Coastal Risk Consulting report shows the risk of rainfall flooding in a 1,000-year-storm at Miami International Airport.