May 11

Selma Estates Project Update: May 10, 2021

Posted on May 11, 2021 at 10:16 AM by Nancy McCormick

  • To assist with the process of reconsidering the Letter of Map Agreement (LOMA) determination, staff from the Department of Building and Development has provided the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contractor with additional data to assist with expected revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).

  • Following the review of the provided data, the revision of the FIRM can occur.

  • Loudoun County is waiting for an update from FEMA headquarters regarding the next steps in this process.
Apr 26

Selma Estates Project Update: April 26, 2021

Posted on April 26, 2021 at 4:21 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

  • As a result of the county’s formal request requesting the reconsideration of the Letter of Map Agreement (LOMA) determination, staff from the Department of Building and Development and representatives from Wood PLC met with a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) contractor regarding next steps.

  • Based on those preliminary meetings, the county expects the following process will be taking place:
    • The Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) will need to be updated.
    • The county expects to receive two options for the FIRM updates by the end of April.
    • Following a review of those options, the process of updating the FIRM is expected to be initiated shortly thereafter.
    • A public comment/appeal period will be included in the FIRM update process, allowing the county the opportunity to review the information and ensure it aligns with the Wood data.
    • A new LOMA determination can be processed, based on that information, prior to the FIRM update.
Mar 31

Selma Estates Project Update: March 31, 2021

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 4:07 PM by MaryFrances Forcier

Project Update: 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).