Hampton Roads

For neighborhoods along the Atlantic coast and the Chesapeake Bay, recurrent flooding that comes with climate change makes it hard to navigate, especially during seasonal high tides and more frequent extreme wind events like Nor'easters.

Now, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has a tool to help people throughout the region prepare for a flood.

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Virginia has the nation’s number five port, serving an average of 40 ships a week and connecting more than 200 countries.

And despite talk of trade wars in Washington, the place is poised to grow. 

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Virginia’s major metropolitan areas are thriving, and unemployment is down across the Commonwealth; but there’s one part of Virginia that’s struggling more than others. 

Virginia Public Access Project

Since Chesterfield County supervisors made it cheaper for developers to launch new projects they've been overwhelmed with applications, and as flooding gets worse in Hampton Roads there's a call for a new state cabinet position to manage response efforts. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.