The City of Virginia Beach will hold a Flood Risk Open House
on the Flood Insurance Rate Map updates in Building 19, 2416 Courthouse Drive,
in the Municipal Center on Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
other low lying coastal area, Virginia Beach's elevation and proximity to water
makes it susceptible to flooding. Nearly every year, and sometimes several
times throughout the year during periods of heavy rain, hurricanes or
nor'easter storms, residential and commercial properties are threatened by
Most of Virginia Beach is susceptible to some level of flooding, and
officials encourage all property owners and renters to contact an insurance
agent to inquire about purchasing flood insurance.
Flood Mitigation involves cost-effective measures taken now to avoid the
loss of life and reduce future damages to public facilities, homes, and other
improved property. By implementing flood mitigation measures you may prevent
future damage to your property resulting from flood and potentially lower your
flood insurance premium. You may want to consider discussing mitigation
options with your flood insurance agent.
Additionally, should your
property qualify, the Severe Repetitive Loss Program may provide grant funds to assist with flood mitigation.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps
FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are changing. For
Virginia Beach property owners, this could mean a change in your flood
insurance requirements and rates. The City of Virginia Beach will hold
a Flood Risk Open House on the updated maps in Building 19, 2416 Courthouse
Drive, in the Municipal Center on Thursday, March 26, 2014, from 6:00 pm to
8:00 pm. Property owners
are encouraged to learn more about their risk for flooding and view the updates
shown on the preliminary maps. City staff will be available to answer
flood risk questions and explain the preliminary maps using interactive flood
maps for those attending.
The following are resources you can use for more information:
- FEMA National Flood Insurance Program - detailed information for property owners, claims adjusters,
insurance professionals, lenders, state and local officials, and
- Current and Proposed Flood Zones Online - find out if your flood zone is expected to change.
Includes step by step instructions and a link to FEMA's interactive map, which
is searchable by address.
is Preliminary and subject to change.
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act Timeline
* If you have questions about how
Biggert Waters 2012 will impact you, contact your insurance agent.