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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Contact Us

If you have questions about the flood mitigation project, email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development or call 703-737-8426.

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