Reliable assessment of coastal flooding probability resulting from severe weather events, such as hurricanes, is essential when designing to protect communities and infrastructure against storm damage. However, the influence of climate change on flooding prediction is not well understood at present. Climate change may influence the probability of coastal flooding by changes in sea level and storm intensity. In this paper, the potential impacts of global warming on hurricane flooding are evaluated by numerical prediction of flood levels and by quantifying additional expected flood inundation. © 2009 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.