Sea level rise meeting dealing with Back Bay, part of Virginia Beach series of talks, set for January

Flooding in Ashville Park is seen in this image from October 2016. [File/The Princess Anne Independent News]


COURTHOUSE – A public meeting about flooding issues and how sea level rise will be felt in the Back Bay area is scheduled for 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Kellam High School, part of a series of talks hosted by the city as it addresses rising waters in a coastal place.

The area to be discussed is described as south of the Green Line and Naval Air Station Oceana down to the border with North Carolina, including some communities near the North Landing River.

City Councilmember Barbara Henley, who represents the Princess Anne District, has urged public participation in the process. Sea level rise is expected to have a disproportionate impact on southern Virginia Beach.

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