Solomon, who lives on First Landing Lane in Cape Story, said he thinks it is. He estimates 130 homes could benefit from the interim project, especially in clearing roads for access by emergency vehicles.
But he said the city should explore some less-expensive solutions, such as using inflatable pipe plugs to prevent tidal flooding, like the one installed in Ocean Park before Hurricane Sandy.
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As a long time resident of Lynnhaven Colony who is blessed to live on higher ground, I have witnessed my neighbors deal with the annual flooding along Lynnhaven Drive and Cape Henry Drive. These are not high end residences in most cases but one story brick homes built as Virginia Beach developed into a City many years ago. Many of the residents in the flood zone, are older or retired and are unable to simply pick up and move as one poster suggests. Mr. Hanson and his team met with the Civic League some years back and throughly explained the proablem facing residents when double nor’easters back up the tides in Broad Bay causing the flooding in LC and other neighborhoods. These are taxpayers and something needs to be done to help them.
A great deal of the issue is rainwater, but a floodgate would be a huge help in my mind, and it would seem easier. Especially since Lesner is way overdue on replacement anyway
Let them all move. They live/moved there for proximity to water views and waterfront property and now they have it. The bay was there first. The City should NOT spend once cent on helping those who made poor choices in where to live.