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Homes in high-risk areas predate Navy base

Jon W. Glass and David Gulliver of The Virginian-Pilot used city property records to show that " hundreds of homes in the highest-risk areas around Oceana Naval Air Station were built before it became an air base and before Navy flight patterns exposed some neighborhoods to potential jet crashes." A base-closing commission has recommended that Virginia Beach condemn and purchase properties in the neighborhoods around the base if its jets are to remain. More than 3,400 such properties exist, nearly twice an earlier city estimate. The story also includes a link to all residences in Oceana's highest crash zone, by street.

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