Businesses near City Dock Annapolis the morning after flooding peaked at 4.9 feet. Photo: City of Annapolis

VIDEO: Record Coastal Flooding Leaves Lasting Damage

Not since Hurricane Isabel have these parts of the Chesapeake seen such disruptive flooding. From Thursday to Sunday, low pressure and persistent onshore winds caused record-breaking water levels in some spots and near-record water in others.

The tidal Potomac River and Solomons all got never-before-seen flooding. Annapolis had its fourth-highest level ever recorded, and southwest Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Va. had their third-highest … with measurements ranging from 4.8 to over 8 feet of flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

Cheryl Costello was out in some of the hardest-hit areas and asks—what’s being done to combat future coastal flooding? Watch below: