It takes millions of dollars to keep the sea level rise at bay for NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
That’s what Caroline Massey, the Flight Facility assistant director of management operations told the Accomack County Board of Supervisors this week.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that an estimated $9 million has been sunk into protecting key structures against sea level rise.
Some estimates put that rise at 6 feet or higher.
Massey noted that the facility suffered $3.8 million in damage after Hurricane Irene.