A new program from the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission urges property owners to take the necessary steps to avoid devastation from rising flood waters.
“Fight the Flood,” available at fightthefloodva.com, connects property owners in the localities that make up the Middle Peninsula with the following:
—A one-stop shop to seek help in addressing flooding-related issues on properties;
—Access to a team of businesses to address flooding-related issues, and
—Information on financial assistance (through loans and grants) to support the evaluation, design and construction of solutions to prevent flood damage.
“The connection is the most important piece of this entire program,” said MPPDC executive director Lewie Lawrence.
“We hear time and time again that people know they have a flooding problem but they have no idea who to call, and if they do call someone, they don’t get a call back. At the end of the day what we are doing is being a little bit like the ‘Gho...
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