Community members in Norfolk invited to give input to flooding study

Posted at 11:07 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 18:21:14-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Members of the community are invited to give input to the ongoing Norfolk Coastal Storm Risk Management Study on Thursday evening.

The meeting is being held from 6-8 pm at the Lambert's Point Community Center.

The $3 million study is looking into how to handle flooding from storms and sea level rise in the city. It involves a partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the city.

Ideas include more flood walls, raising homes, and maybe even buying some. "The city of Norfolk isn't going anywhere, so when we talk about this issue, we talk about how do we live with the water," said Susan Conner from the Army Corps of Engineers.

The meeting will allow people to ask questions in an open-house style meeting. It will also provide updates on measures the Corps are considering at locations throughout the city before a tentative plan is picked this summer.