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Are there grant programs available to assist with flood mitigation (elevation, flood proofing, etc.)?
Yes, The Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program provides an opportunity to take critical mitigation steps to reduce the loss of life and property when authorized under a Presidential major disaster declaration. If your property qualifies, FEMA may provide funds to assist in preventing future flooding. If you have questions about flood mitigation grant programs contact Emergency Preparedness and Response at (757) 441-5598. You may also want to discuss flood mitigation options with your flood insurance agent.

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1. What can you do about street flooding?
2. Do I need flood insurance?
3. What is the difference between a firm map and a surge map?
4. What is my flood zone?
5. Are there grant programs available to assist with flood mitigation (elevation, flood proofing, etc.)?
6. What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?
7. What does the city's storm water system consist of?
8. Are the washer, dryer, furnace and water heater above potential flood levels?
9. Is the main electric Switchbox located above potential flood levels?
10. How should I clean up after a flood?
11. What do I do with my storm debris?
12. What if my car gets towed during a storm event?
13. How can I prevent mold growth?
14. What if the flood water contains sewage?
15. What is the best way to clean floors, wooden furniture, and other surfaces contaminated with flood waters?
16. How should I clean clothing, bedding, other fabrics and paper items contaminated with flood waters?
17. What is a 100 year flood?
18. What is a 2 year storm? A ten year storm?