Tangier Island

Pamela D'Angelo

All this week people who live along the Chesapeake Bay have been preparing for whatever Hurricane Florence may bring.

Virginia Votes: Reluctance on Tangier Island

Oct 18, 2016
Pamela D'Angelo

On Tangier Island, people live simply. Church on Sundays, zero alcohol, and you'll never hear them swear. They hail from some of America's first settlements. Many have served their country, including the town manager. Of some 470 Tangiermen, 399 are registered to vote this November. And while the majority are Republican and loyal to their party, this year, they're having a hard time.

Crab Shanty By: Neil Kaye http://www.tangierisland-va.com/

“I tell people erosion's been going on but when it gets to your doorstep you pay more attention to it. Yeah, we don't have a lot of time to work with.”

Tangier Mayor James Ooker Eskridge has been giving tours and talking with the media for years. But today he has the eyes and ears of Norfolk Army Corps of Engineers newest district commander, Colonel Jason Kelly.”

“Has that been the plan, I mean really just retreat is that the way over the years you handle the erosion. Just relocate?”