“We’re here today because of the long-term vitality of the Hampton Roads area,” Kaine said.“We’re here today because of the long-term vitality of the Hampton Roads area,” Kaine said.
"We saw what happened in New Orleans. I mean the population there really has dramatically shrunk because of weather events that cause people to have to move away. We don’t want that to happen here. So the idea is: what can we do to avoid those really negative consequences? "
The meeting was a kickoff to an interagency pilot project that will coordinate between the military and local communities as well as the state and federal government to address the sea level rise threat in that area.