Hurricane Sandy may have affected the eastern coastline four years ago, but federal assessments of coastline towns and work to mitigate future damage is still ongoing.
In Connecticut, the Army Corps is now proposing elevating 341 building in four coastline communities to heights corresponding to FEMA designated base flood elevation.
The Westerly Sun indicates a few problems with the proposal, which is currently open for public comment. First, only homes considered primary residences are eligible for government-aide to raise the homes, which could eliminate a lot of the homes. The second would be the need to install new septic systems.
Public comments are accepted until November 21st.