Boston City Councilors To Discuss Coastal Flooding

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BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Boston City Councilors will hold a hearing on the threat of coastal flooding Monday.

A lot of people in and around Boston have become extremely familiar with the issue of coastal flooding lately.  Now it's something the Boston City Council is taking up at the request of city councilor Michelle Wu:

“I called for this hearing after the first of the nor’easters. The January storm really was pretty fighting and seeing all the impact across the city,” Wu said.,

And then came the month of March.

The series of nor'easters served as a wakeup call to the city that the time is now to deal with the weather because chances are pretty good that Bostonians will see flooding once more.

 “It’s not going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s the new reality that the City of Boston and the world has to deal with” she said.

Dealing with issues like sustainability, building coping with the fact that one of Boston's assets, the ocean, can also be one of its greatest threats -- a new meteorological reality.

The City Council is set to meet at 11 a.m. at City Hall

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Carl Stevens reports.

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