Typical highwater line, but I like the image.

An orange line sprayed on this condemned house—and on Robb Braidwood of the Chesapeake, Virginia, Office of Emergency Management—marks the typical flood height in the neighborhood. “It doesn’t take a major storm,” says Braidwood. “Heavy rain and the right wind during a high tide will do it.”

An orange line sprayed on this condemned house—and on Robb Braidwood of the Chesapeake, Virginia, Office of Emergency Management—marks the typical flood height in the neighborhood. “It doesn’t take a major storm,” says Braidwood. “Heavy rain and the right wind during a high tide will do it.”

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