HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Eligible landowners of Buchanan County, Virginia who have questions about protecting their structures from flooding and would like to submit an application for the project, are invited to attend public meetings that will provide information about the voluntary Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project. Two meetings will be offered in June by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in coordination with the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors.
An open house will take place on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hurley High School at 6339 Hurley Road, Hurley, VA. One on one information and question and answer sessions with Corps Real Estate Specialist may be scheduled. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be scheduled with representatives by calling 1-888-841-9649 beginning May 23, 2022.
Another open house will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grundy High School at 1300 Golden Wave Drive, Grundy, VA. One on one information and question and answer sessions with Corps Real Estate Specialist may be scheduled. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments can be scheduled with representatives by calling 1-888-841-9649 beginning May 23, 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. These will be the final public meetings offered 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:
For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 304-399-5353.