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coastal flooding Firefighters finish putting out a fire caused by flooding. (Photo: Emile Wamsteker/Bloomberg News)

(Bloomberg) – New York and Boston experienced a record number of days with coastal flooding in the last year as waters surged time and again more than 1 foot (31 centimeters) above normal high tide levels.

New York had 15 record flood days from May 2017 to April 2018, and Boston had 22, according to a report Wednesday from the U.S. Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services. The Northeast could be swamped for 5 to 6 days in the coming year, the center forecasts.

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