Flood Risk On East Shore Radar

Feb 17, 2020
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The city has started getting the word to neighbors about how to prepare for increased anticipating flooding in areas near the water.

Neighbors were presented with flood protection tips Tuesday evening during the East Shore Community Management Team’s monthly meeting, from Stacey Davis, City Plan commission staff member, and David Murphy, Milone & Macbroom manager of water resources planning. The meet took place at the Lighthouse Road firehouse.

Residents were informed that 1,901 acres of New Haven are within the city’s Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), East Shore being one of five areas determined by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). The other SFHAs are West River, Quinnipiac River, Mill River, and the Harbor.

Murphy told residents to anticipate higher sea levels, more severe hurricanes, and more frequent floods, amid global climate change.

Murphy’s tips for its residents in the flood-prone Morris Cove and Annex neighborhoods included raising the foundations of homes and business, and avoiding walking or driving through waters during flash floods and immediately moving to higher ground.

The management team also unanimously voted at the meeting to host an outdoor summer movie night at Lighthouse Point Park on June 5, as part of the city’s community outdoor summer movie series.

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