Tag: flooding

By Carol Vaughn — Gov. Ralph Northam in December announced the release of Virginia’s first coastal resilience master plan, saying the plan will guide decisions by the state and local governments to try to protect Virginia’s coast. “We must acknowledge that climate change is permanently altering the physical limits of our...
By Stefanie Jackson – The Build Back Better Act, which the U.S. Senate will revisit in January, contains a provision that could help Virginia address increasingly frequent coastal flooding, stated Jack Alber, an associate of the Washington, D.C., public relations and communications firm, Signal Group, in an email late...
By Carol Vaughn — County employees who were not included in a prior decision to give bonuses to first responders will receive one in their Dec. 15 paycheck, after the Accomack County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to that effect Wednesday. The bonus applies to all full-time and part-time employees...
By Stefanie Jackson – Eastern Shore residents provided input for the composition of the Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan at an Oct. 13 meeting in the Cape Charles Civic Center, led by Gov. Ralph Northam’s senior advisor to the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources, Ellen Bolen. “Science shows us...
The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued an updated briefing highlighting prolonged tidal flooding continuing through at least Monday, Oct. 11. The High Surf Advisory has been extended to 7 a.m. Monday and the Overview and Impacts: Minor to moderate tidal flooding is ongoing (or has occurred earlier today) across...
Exmore Ditch
By Stefanie Jackson – When Exmore residents from Monroe Avenue asked the Town Council Monday night for help with flooding issues caused by heavy rain and poor drainage, the advice they received was likely a bit unexpected. “Flood insurance” was the answer supplied by Councilman G.W. Adkins. “We have the...
By Linda Cicoira -- The hunter’s moon lit up the sky for three nights. It’s gravitational pull caused tides to be higher than normal. That, combined with the passing of Tropical Storm Melissa, made for flooding on both the bay and seaside off the Eastern Shore as seen in Saxis,...
By Stefanie Jackson-  At Exmore’s council meeting Monday night, one day after heavy rains that caused flooding in several parts of town, the first public comment heard was from Brenda Bailey, who spoke out about ditches being full of trash and not draining properly. She said she was frustrated because...
By Linda Cicoira — The week started with Eastern Shore residents rushing to get supplies and trying to figure out where low-lying folks would stay during the impending arrival of monster Hurricane Florence following Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandatory evacuation order for Zone A, which is much of the coast of both...
By Connie Morrison-  Even after the rain ended and residents emerged to survey the damage, parts of Northampton County remained under a flood warning Monday after more than 10 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours near the Accomack/ Northampton county line, causing Hillsborough Drive — the...