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Virginia City Forced to Adapt to Rising Seas

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Flooding closes this pedestrian walkway in downtown Norfolk. (Credit: City of Norfolk)
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Flooding closes this pedestrian walkway in downtown Norfolk. (Credit: City of Norfolk)

Rising sea level, high tides combine with severe weather to flood Norfolk streets, effectively isolating neighborhoods in this city of 250,000. (Credit: City of Norfolk)
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Rising sea level, high tides combine with severe weather to flood Norfolk streets, effectively isolating neighborhoods in this city of 250,000. (Credit: City of Norfolk)

When it floods in Norfolk everyone suffers as the region is flat, the legacy of a meteor that hit southeastern Virginia 35 million years ago. (Credit: Skip Stiles)
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When it floods in Norfolk everyone suffers as the region is flat, the legacy of a meteor that hit southeastern Virginia 35 million years ago. (Credit: Skip Stiles)

Even when flood water recedes tell-tale stains remain on the sidewalk. (Rosanne Skirble/VOA)
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Even when flood water recedes tell-tale stains remain on the sidewalk. (Rosanne Skirble/VOA)

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