To Whom It May Concern,
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the draft 2021 Grant Manual for the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund.
This fund provides a new and exciting opportunity for Virginia to assist cities and counties in flood preparedness whether these are regularly occurring events or related to extreme weather. Regular flooding and the threats posed by our changing climate, rising sea levels and increased storm activity are a reality facing all of our coastal communities. Using these funds wisely and carefully is our collective responsibility.
I would like to begin by stating that I have reviewed the thorough and thoughtful comments provided by Wetlands Watch and I affirm our agreement with their comments. With that said, I would like to highlight several areas of most concern to Lynnhaven River NOW in Virginia Beach.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide these comments.
Karen W. Forget