City of Norwalk seeks to improve infrastructure to prevent flooding during storms

Driving through South Norwalk in the peak of a rainstorm, you'll see streets inundated with flooding. The City of Norwalk held a meeting Thursday to hear from residents who have been impacted by severe flooding.
The city says they are preparing for more severe storms in the future due to climate change and want to get ahead by talking with residents about how they can mitigate the flooding, especially in South Norwalk.
Water Street is prone to intense flooding, even during high tide.
Just a few weeks ago, that area experienced an arctic blast that pummeled the state with rain.
These are the situations the City of Norwalk is working to fix as time goes on through their Resilient South Norwalk Project.
Research done by the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation shows that flood risks pose public safety issues for residents, infrastructure and evacuation routes during storms.
"This one is focusing a lot on infrastructure and roadways and how do we make things safe if there is a storm? How do people get out safely, make sure they have access to higher land if there is that emergency? So, this is kind of looking at vulnerable areas within the study area," said Steve Kleppen, director of Planning and Zoning.
The City of Norwalk is looking to hear from residents who have experienced flooding before and wants to work to find solutions together.
The research provided by Planning and Zoning indicated the sea level will rise 20 inches by 2050 in Connecticut.