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Flood Mitigation Projects


Flood Mitigation Projects

The city of Roanoke remains very committed to the reduction of flood hazards. Many projects have been targeted,specifically at repetitive loss homes.
  • Since 1997, the city has purchased 50 homes that have experienced repetitive flood damage. The homes have been removed, and the lots will remain vacant and maintained.
  • The city has upgraded many storm drains and bridges to more quickly drain storm water during heavy rains.
  • In conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, the city has undertaken plans for the Roanoke River Flood Reduction Project. When complete, flood levels on the Roanoke River are predicted to be nearly two feet lower.

The city continues to monitor and mitigate storm water and flooding problems within its limits. If you are aware of a problem, or a potential problem, please notify the Office of the City Engineer at 540-853-2731.