U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to Close Application Period for the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction Project and to Offer Public Open Houses in Grundy, VA

Published Feb. 3, 2022

Eligible landowners of Buchanan County, Virginia who have questions about protecting their structures from flooding are invited to attend public meetings that will provide information about the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project. Two meetings will be offered in March by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in coordination with the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors.

The open house meetings will take place on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The in-person sessions are on the 2nd floor of the Buchanan County Government Center, 4447 Slate Creek Road, Grundy, VA 24614.  Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be scheduled with representatives by calling 1-888-841-9649 beginning February 15, 2022.

Note that the Corps of Engineers will close the application period for the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project on June 30, 2022. Eligible property owners should use these upcoming sessions to ask questions and submit applications. A final public meeting will be offered in June 2022 prior to the application closing.

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:

https://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Buchanan-County/ <https://www.lrh.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Buchanan-County/>

For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.


Public Affairs Office

Release no. 22-005