Selma Estates Flood Mitigation Project
- Between 2013 and 2018, significant flooding events were experienced by residents along Farnborough Place, Osterly Lane, Trongate Court, Berkhamstead Place, and Saxon Shore Drive, resulting in damage to residential structures.
- A 2019 study found that a buyout program is the most viable flood mitigation option because it removes all risk of structural flooding during a 100-year storm event.
Project Status: February 24, 2021
- As part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) process for Selma Estates, the county submitted data provided by the county’s consultant, Wood PLC (Wood). FEMA issued a LOMA on February 2, 2021. The county is currently reviewing the LOMA and has found that FEMA’s analysis does not appear to have incorporated the Wood data. This produced unexpected results. The county has once again contracted with Wood to work with FEMA to ensure that the best available data is used in FEMA’s LOMA determination. The county considers this issue to be unresolved, ongoing and evolving. Homeowners will be notified when there are updates.
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If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.
- January 11, 2021 Flood Insurance Rate Map and Study (PDF)
- October 13, 2020 Finance Committee Meeting Item (PDF)
- May 5, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- February 10, 2020 Community Meeting Presentation (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Staff Presentation: Floodplain Analysis and Mitigation Alternatives (PDF)
- December 3, 2019 Board of Supervisors Meeting Item (PDF)
- Watershed Analysis by Wood PLC (PDF)
- View the most recent FEMA floodplain map for this area (PDF).
- Learn more about FEMA’s acquisition/buyout mitigation activity.(PDF)