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A rising tide floods all houses.
New homes in flood-prone areas (in Norfolk, Va.–ed.) will be built higher than initially proposed, and a full 2 feet above where they’re built now, if the City Council approves new regulations later this year.
Currently, homes built in such areas must be built 1 foot above where floodwaters can rise. The higher elevation would bring the requirement up to 3 feet and is one of several changes proposed.
City staff originally pushed for an increase to 2 feet last year, but a rise in the sea level caused the Planning Commission to go higher, Vice Chairman Martin Thomas Jr. said. Already, the city has seen a dramatic increase in the number of properties with recurring flood damage.