City Leaders Discuss Possible Help for Downtown Flooding

By: Dave Byknish Email
By: Dave Byknish Email

WAYNESBORO, Va -- The Waynesboro downtown has a history of flooding, mainly after large storms or hurricanes along the coast line. The water creeps up Main St and has caused problems for business owners because the water gets into their shops.

Now the city wants FEMA to lend some aid in the form of grant money to build levees or waterproof buildings.

Damage reports from the last four major floods are important to that effort.

“It's like we're trying to frame the solution,” said Waynesboro Director of Planning Michael Barnes. “Framing the solution is dollars. How much impact happened in the downtown 10, 15 years ago and trying to reach those people we can't send a letter to now.”


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