Two meetings, including an in-person open house and a virtual town hall teleconference, will be offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in conjunction with the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors, to answer any questions or concerns about the Buchanan County Sec 202 Flood Risk Management project.
The open house will take place on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The by-appointment, in-person session will be offered on the 2nd floor of the Buchanan County Government Center at 4447 Slate Creek Road, in Grundy, VA. Those wishing to speak with representatives and ask questions in person may make an appointment by calling 1-888-841-9649 beginning April 19, 2021.
The second meeting will take place via an online meeting April 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Corps of Engineers will make a presentation on the project and then open the virtual meeting up for questions. The presentation may be heard via telephone at: 1-844-800-2712. Callers will be prompted to enter the following access code: 199 631 1310. The public can visually see the Corps of Engineers presentation from their computers at this WEBEX link:
The project is designed to afford Buchanan County flood damaged localities a level of protection against flooding at least sufficient to prevent any future losses to these communities from the likelihood of flooding such as occurred in April 1977. The sessions will provide information to landowners for those structures in the county that were flooded by the April 1977 flood and that are still eligible for either voluntary floodproofing (raising the structure above the April 1977 flood level) or acquisition and demolition (purchasing the structure if it cannot safely be raised).
Additional information may be found at the following Corps of Engineers website:
For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.
Release no. 21-013