Life in Hampton Roads Survey No. 4: Neighborhood Flooding and Insurance
In this part of the 10th annual Life in Hampton Roads survey, which was conducted by Old Dominion University's Social Science Research Center, residents were asked about neighborhood flooding and flood insurance.
There were significant differences between the cities regarding the prevalence of recurrent flooding in neighborhoods. At the highest end, 39.3% of Portsmouth residents and 36.9% of Norfolk residents said that recurrent flooding is a problem in their neighborhood. At the other end of the spectrum, only 14.1% of Newport News residents and 12.0% of Suffolk residents said that recurrent flooding is a problem.
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