Resilience Project Protects Virginia Coastal Community Against Extreme Weather

Improvements are protecting Virginia Beach homes, businesses and roads from the impacts due to extreme weather, intense rainfall and elevated storm tides.

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The recently installed automated tide gates, constructed under the first phase of the project, prevented structural flooding during a storm in 2019.

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Rising sea levels and increased precipitation in Virginia Beach have exacerbated flooding issues, increasing the threat to homes from frequent high water levels.

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The Virginia Beach coastal community is especially vulnerable to extreme weather.

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Electric substations are also at risk of being inundated by flood waters, creating unsafe conditions and threats to electric service resulting in extended outages.