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: January 14, 2021

  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is currently reviewing the county’s Flood Mitigation Assistance grant application. If VDEM approves, the grant application will be forwarded to FEMA in January 2021
  • The county has been informed by VDEM that original photos of each side of the house on the eight properties included in the grant are needed to complete the application.
  • On January 15, between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., the Department of Building and Development would like to access those properties for the sole purpose of taking a photo of each of the four sides of the house and one streetview.
  • Staff will be on each property for only the minimum amount of time required to obtain these photos (approximately five minutes)
  • The county must submit the photos by the close of business Friday 1/15/21, so this need is urgent.
  • Please email Ryan Reed at the Department of Building and Development to affirm that the county has permission to access your property for the purpose of 4 photos.
  • Please call Ryan Reed with any problems, issues or concerns at 571-252-0675.
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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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