Montgomery County has unveiled a new website https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flooding/ that provides information about frequently flooded roads, steps residents can take to prepare for potential flooding, and the availability of flood insurance to all properties in the county.
Flooding is the most frequent severe weather event and the costliest natural disaster. Floods not only affect high-risk coastal areas, but according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 25 percent of flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low-risk areas like Montgomery County.
Montgomery County is developing a comprehensive flood management plan to better understand the causes and impacts of flooding and potential strategies to eliminate or minimize the risks of flooding. In June, the County announced a new high-tech flood sensor program to provide earlier alerts to residents about potential flooding.
The County is seeking assistance from community members to help identify flood-prone areas. The new website includes a short, confidential survey where residents can provide feedback on flooding experiences and insight.
There will be two virtual community events where County teams will explain the comprehensive flood management plan and answer questions:
- Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 pm, and
- Thursday, October 20, 6:30 pm.
Click here to sign up for either one.