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Rising waters, rising concerns: Annapolis town hall addresses flooding

Rising waters, rising concerns: Annapolis town hall addresses flooding

About 150 people turned out for an Annapolis town hall meeting to hear about the city's plans to keep flood-prone areas high and dry in the face of more frequent flooding and up to 3.8 feet of sea level rise by the end of the century. The city and its partners have been working on gathering data and making preliminary plans for 18 months and will have other public meetings in the future. Though it is early in the process, Lisa Craig, the Annapolis historic preservation chief, said the city is trying to find a way to help property owners make adjustments. "We want to provide property owners options, and assistance to offset the cost of flood proofing," she said at the...

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