Huntington Residents To Speak At Board of Supervisors Hearing Thursday
'Stop The Floods' petition for flood levee has over 1,000 signatures, according to organizer.
Huntington residents will trek out to the Fairfax County Government Center Thursday afternoon to speak at a Board of Supervisors hearing on the issue of flood protection for their community.
Three residents are scheduled to speak on Thursday at 3 p.m., according to organizer Alan Ruof.
As of Tuesday, the "Stop the Floods" campaign collected more than 1,000 signatures from primarily Fairfax County residents, Ruof said. By April 2, the group had more than 500 signatures.
In addition to Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland, Ruof said Chairman of the Board Sharon Bulova supports putting a stormwater bond referendum on the November 2012 ballot.
Members of the Huntington community have canvassed in and around the neighborhood since the end of March to gather support for permanent flood protection for lower Huntington from the Cameron Run, which spurred the evacuation of 200 residents last September after it peaked at 15 feet and flooded homes on Fenwick Drive and Arlington Terrace.
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