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: March 31, 2021

  • The Department of Building and Development has submitted a formal request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), requesting a reconsideration of FEMA’s February 2, 2021 Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) determination. 
  • This request is part of the county’s continuing efforts to define a process for incorporating data from the Wood PLC watershed study in the LOMA determination.
  • View the request here (PDF).

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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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