People and places in Portsmouth are currently being affected by flooding. Flooding impacts will worsen in the future due to climate change. To protect our community from flood hazards and to reduce flood risk, the City of Portsmouth is developing the Portsmouth Flood Resilience Strategy (PFRS).
A combination of public outreach, risk assessment, and scenario development will be used to create an action plan that will reduce today's risks and build resilience to future risks associated with flooding.
The PFRS will build on prior work and plans completed by the City, including the Build One Portsmouth Comprehensive Plan, Citywide Housing Plan, Portsmouth Poverty Study, Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2021 Portsmouth & Chesapeake Joint Land Use Study, 2015 Floodplain Management and Repetitive Loss Plan Update, and Portsmouth Adaptation Response to Current Flooding survey.