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Flooding

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Flooding, from most recent to least.

A Proposed DC Bill Would Establish Zones Where Flood Insurance is Required for New Buildings

A Proposed DC Bill Would Establish Zones Where Flood Insurance is Required for New Buildings

Nena Perry-Brown | October 6th 2021

Last week, the DC Council Chair introduced a bill to enhance scrutiny of development in the city's many flood-prone areas. ... read »

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | September 2nd 2021

The rampant flooding in the wake of Hurricane Ida over the last several days reinforces the importance of flood insurance. Here's how to get it and... read »

Five Design Concepts for How to Save the Tidal Basin from Flooding

Five Design Concepts for How to Save the Tidal Basin from Flooding

Nena Perry-Brown | October 21st 2020

Save the Tidal Basin has mounted an online exhibition of design concepts that would adapt the site to worsening flood conditions. ... read »

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

A Guide to Flood Insurance in the DC Area

Nena Perry-Brown | August 4th 2020

The tropical storm affecting the DC area today reinforces the importance of flood insurance. Here's how to get it and what to expect cost-wise. ... read »

DC Agency May Restrict Construction in Areas That May Eventually Be Underwater

DC Agency May Restrict Construction in Areas That May Eventually Be Underwater

Nena Perry-Brown | January 6th 2020

The Department of Energy and Environment is considering changes to the floodplain regulations which would restrict construction in areas expected to... read »

A New Flood Wall Proposed in Georgetown

A New Flood Wall Proposed in Georgetown

Nena Perry-Brown | November 26th 2019

After years of intermittent flooding, flood mitigation measures are being proposed at Washington Harbour. ... read »

The DC Neighborhoods At Risk of Flooding As Early As Next Year

The DC Neighborhoods At Risk of Flooding As Early As Next Year

Nena Perry-Brown | October 18th 2019

The recent Comprehensive Plan amendments note the possibility of high flood risk along a tributary of the Anacostia River. ... read »

Eleanor Holmes Norton Proposes Bill to Increase DC’s Flood Protection Funding

Eleanor Holmes Norton Proposes Bill to Increase DC’s Flood Protection Funding

Nena Perry-Brown | April 10th 2019

The District of Columbia Flood Prevention Act would permit the city to receive federal funding for flood protection as a "coastal state". ... read »

How to Prepare Your Home to Weather a Storm Like Hurricane Florence

How to Prepare Your Home to Weather a Storm Like Hurricane Florence

Nena Perry-Brown | September 13th 2018

Many in the area are getting ready for the anticipated storms and flooding. Here's how to prepare your home. ... read »

The Effect That Chronic Flooding May Have on the DC Area by 2100

The Effect That Chronic Flooding May Have on the DC Area by 2100

Nena Perry-Brown | June 18th 2018

While rising sea levels may create major storm-related flooding in DC by 2100, Alexandria homes may face a different risk. ... read »

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