Recent localized flooding from intense short periods of rainfall now challenge parts of our stormwater system due to issues of capacity and limited overland relief. Arlington is working toward flooding resilience through defining balance between private and public responsibility; scaling levels of flood protection and mitigation; and needs based investment.
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Arlington’s stormwater system includes 10,000 storm drains, over 330 miles of storm sewers and 33 miles of natural stream channels.
For questions and more information on flood-related issues
From the Flood Resilient Arlington Workshops, October 2019
- Video, Oct. 24: Presentations | Q&A
- Assessing Flooding Vulnerabilities in Residential Structures
- Mitigating Flood Risk and Retrofitting
- Home and Flood Insurance
- Summary of questions and answers at workshops
Be Prepared for Flooding
- Reducing the risk of flooding | Preparing for a storm | During and after a storm
- Floodplains and flood insurance rate maps
- Know Your Flood Risk
- Purchase Flood Insurance
- Be prepared for all emergencies
Information on Floodproofing
- FEMA Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting
- Home floodproofing checklist
- Preventing sanitary sewer backups
- What is Dry Floodproofing?
- What is Wet Floodproofing?
- FEMA Guide Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage
County Stormwater Management Program
- County stormwater management projects | Stormwater Master Plan
- Sept. 24, 2019 presentation to County Board: Slides | Video
- July 8, 2019 storm : Effects | Assistance
- More information on County Stormwater Management Programs