Huntington, WV. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a workshop on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, between 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Twin Valley High School in Pilgrim’s Knob, Va. The High School is located at 14449 Dismal River Road, Pilgrim’s Knob, Va. 24634.
Eligible landowners of Buchanan County, Virginia whose structures were flooded by the April 1977 flood who would like to ask questions about the project and want to submit an application, are invited to attend the public workshop that will provide information about the voluntary Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project. The meeting will be offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District, in coordination with the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors.
Note that the Corps of Engineers will close the application period for the Buchanan County Section 202 Flood Risk Reduction project on January 16, 2023. Eligible property owners may walk-in at any time during the workshop and should use this upcoming session to ask questions and submit applications. This will be the final public meeting offered prior to the application closing. The Corps of Engineers had reopened the voluntary application period for the project for 6 months immediately after the July 13, 2022, flood event in the County.
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. 23-001