Virginia Beach HAS NOT Been Suspended From Flood Insurance Program

Federal Register Wrongly Reports Beach is Suspended From the Program

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The City of Virginia Beach has not been suspended from the National Flood Insurance Program, despite an erroneous listing in a national publication.          


Virginia Beach was erroneously listed in the Federal Register among localities that will be suspended from the program as of tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 16. The listing is incorrect.


On Dec. 10, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Region 3 office sent a letter to Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms, Jr., confirming that Virginia Beach was in compliance with the flood insurance program. In addition, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) confirms that Virginia Beach is in compliance with all requirements of the program, and will not be suspended.  


It appears that there has been some confusion at FEMA about Virginia Beach’s status and a correction is in progress. DCR confirms there should not be an issue with any National Flood Insurance Program policies written for homes in the City of Virginia Beach.


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