BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Soon, Maryland may need billions of dollars to protect communities against rising sea levels.
A study by the Center for Climate Integrity estimates Maryland will need to spend more than $27 billion for sea walls around low lying areas.READ MORE: Now That Students Have Returned To The Classroom, One Question Remains: Are Children Safe?
Researches estimate nearly 3,000 miles of wall will be needed in parts of the state.READ MORE: 'I'm All About Ellicott City' Ellicott City Residents & Business Owners React To Number 10 Ranking On Money Magazine's 'Best Places To Live List'
When compared to other state’s, Maryland’s cost ranks fifth.MORE NEWS: Audit Finds Electronic Tolls Overbilled Maryland Drivers
It estimates Florida will need to spend more than $75 billion by 2040 to protect regions from flooding.