Portsmouth Flood Resilience Strategy

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Contact information

Brian Swets - swetsb@portsmouthva.gov - 757-393-8836 X4237

FRS Flood Street

Project Overview

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).Flood Statement 

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 PlanCitywide Housing PlanPortsmouth Poverty  Study,  Hampton  Roads  Hazard   Mitigation  Plan2021 Portsmouth & Chesapeake Joint Land Use Study,  2015 Floodplain Management and Repetitive Loss Plan Updateand Portsmouth Adaptation Response to Current Flooding survey.