City Plans Future Sea Wall

Posted: November 13, 2012

By: Monica Disare [Yale Daily News]

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, one of the Northeast’s most

devastating storms in recent memory, New Haven is planning new

infrastructure to combat the forces of nature.

State representative Dennis Schain said storms like Hurricane Irene

and Hurricane Sandy are evidence of how climate change may affect

construction on the coastline. The Elm City is currently considering

major structural investments after storms rocked New Haven in two

successive years. Residents are pushing for sea wall funding that will

help protect homes in Morris Cove against storms surges. The city

applied for funding for a 500-foot sea wall to protect 10 houses in the

area after Hurricane Irene, but the state denied the request. New Haven

residents and city representatives are now pushing the state and federal

government to reconsider supporting this project.

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