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For Immediate Release: November 15, 2017


Joe Turner     

Communications Manager   

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

Tel: (757) 420-8300

Fax: (757) 523-4881 

Regional Leaders to Discuss Initiatives to Improve Regional Resiliency to Flooding  
Chesapeake, VA - City and County leaders from the 17 jurisdictions that comprise the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) will be briefed on preparing Hampton Roads for flood events like Hurricane Harvey during its next meeting, 12:30pm, Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the Regional Board Room at 723 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake, Virginia.  A brief summary of the agenda topic follows:
Hurricane Harvey: Evaluation of Flooding Impacts 
Media coverage of the flooding in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey provided visual confirmation of the issues the Hampton Roads region could face if a storm such as Hurricane Harvey were to hit here. The HRPDC will review concepts and potential planning efforts that Hampton Roads could implement to better prepare for flood events.
The HRPDC will also discuss the health of the Chesapeake Bay, based upon an assessment of the ongoing efforts to improve Bay water quality.
About the HRPDC: The
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), one of 21 Planning District Commissions in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a regional organization representing this area's seventeen local governments. The HRPDC represents over 1.7 million people in the 17 localities of Hampton Roads, Virginia, including the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, the town of Smithfield, and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York.
  (link to Agenda) 
The Regional Building 
723 Woodlake Drive 
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Nov. 16, 2017
12:30 pm
Contact Information 
Robert Crum 
Executive Director 
Keith Cannady  
Deputy Exec.Director