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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