News, Media & Events: Virginia


FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program which includes more than 22,600 Participating Communities. This year, FEMA’s Floodplain Management Division is conducting a survey of the nation’s Floodplain Administrators who manage local floodplains for these jurisdictions. Survey findings will inform a five-year National Floodplain Administrators Training Strategy that will be coordinated by the Floodplain Management Division.

Preparedness Tips

A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more about flood insurance.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise for communities around the North Anna Power Station. The exercise will occur during the week of July 15, 2024, to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.
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FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Appomattox County, Virginia. Community partners are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period.
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Last week, the National Weather Service issued heat advisories across our region, impacting residents of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. Baltimore, D.C., and Philadelphia saw record-breaking heat. Everyone can take steps to reduce risks from heat. FEMA Region 3 and HHS Region 3 encourage residents to prepare and protect themselves and their communities.
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