Permanent solution on way for flood-prone veterans cemetery

The graves of some veterans are left underwater anytime there's heavy rain at the Raleigh National Cemetery just south of New Bern Avenue.

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- There is a permanent fix on the way for this flooded cemetery. Eyewitness News bringing you the story earlier this year. The graves of veterans under water after days of heavy rain in Southeast Raleigh. This is at the Raleigh National Cemetery just off New Bern Avenue. Nearly 6,000 people are buried there.

Congresswoman Deborah Ross, who represents Wake County, stepping in last month sending a letter to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, urging him to fix that drainage problem. So the department now responding, saying, they're pursuing a permanent solution involving the design and construction of a replacement storm sewer system, and a drainage solution for the Southeast corner of the cemetery where they've had a lot of flooding. That work is expected to be finished in September.