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Virginia Communities Remain In Good Standing with National Flood Insurance Program

Release date: 
February 18, 2017
Release Number: 
R3-17-03

PHILADELPHIA - The following Commonwealth of Virginia communities have adopted new Flood Insurance Rate Maps and will remain in good standing with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • Leesburg, Town of, Loudoun County.
  • Loudoun County, Unincorporated Areas
  • Lovettsville, Town of, Loudoun County
  • Middleburg, Town of, Loudoun County
  • Norfolk, City of, Independent City
  • Purcellville, Town of, Loudoun County
  • Round Hill, Town of, Loudoun County

Flood insurance is available in all communities participating in the NFIP.

These communities were notified via a Federal Register Notice that their community may be suspended from the NFIP effective February 17. 2017. [FR Doc. 2017-03211 Filed 2-16-17].

Publishing a Federal Register Notice is a regulatory requirement and a routine part of the map adoption process. The process of notifying communities of pending suspension began before receipt of required documentation from the Loudoun County, its communities, and the City of Norfolk.

A community or lender may check the status of the approximately 22,100 participating communities by checking our website at https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-status-book.

The NFIP is a federally backed program administered by the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), a part of The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To be eligible for flood insurance through the program, a community must agree to enact an approved floodplain management program and enforce its floodplain management ordinances. This includes the adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Map.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. FEMA Region III’s jurisdiction includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  Stay informed of FEMA’s activities online: videos and podcasts are available at fema.gov/medialibrary and youtube.com/fema. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/femaregion3.

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Last Updated: 
January 3, 2018 - 12:01