Several Virginia communities will benefit from $5.4 million in federal flooding mitigation grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Grants will be used to elevate or demolish residential properties in flood-prone areas of Virginia.
Virginia Flooding Mitigation Grant Recipients:
Hampton will receive $2,516,700 for the elevation of seven flood-prone properties.
Chesapeake will receive $1.19 million for the acquisition and demolition of five properties.
Norfolk will receive $1.28 million for the elevation of six properties.
the Northern Neck Planning District Commission (Northumberland and Richmond counties) will get $407,325 for the elevation of two flood-prone properties.
The FEMA flooding mitigation grant program is administered locally by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
sources: Virginia Department of Emergency Management, City of Hampton