Newly elected state Delegate Rob Krupicka (D-45th) isn't wasting anytime helping out his new constituents. He has set up a Facebook page to rally constituents and others to get behind a $30 million bond referendum to protect the Huntington area from flooding.
The page, called "Protect Huntington from Flooding," is raising awareness about the Fairfax County bond issue that would pay for storm drainage improvements. Voters have the option to vote on the bond on Nov. 6.
Here's the description Fairfax County uses to describe the 2012 Stormwater Bond:
"If approved by voters, the $30 million stormwater bond will pay to build a levee and pumping station to protect the Huntington neighborhood from flooding.
During the past 10 years, three floods have damaged homes, vehicles and other property in this neighborhood, and there are 180 homes in the FEMA-designated floodplain that are at risk in the future.
At Fairfax County’s request, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studied the best ways to protect Huntington from future floods. The study examined a number of options, including dredging Cameron Run, buying the flood-prone properties and flood proofing individual homes. It found that a levee and a pumping station are the most cost-effective way to protect Huntington.
While the levee can prevent flooding of houses from the types of storms that have happened in the past, it is not designed to offer protection from flooding that is caused by storms that are greater than a 100-year event (a storm that may occur once every 100 years)."
The Facebook page currently has 30 Facebook fans.
To read more about the flooding issue, click on the links below: