Released on November 26, 2018 - 1:52pm



The City of Laurel is leading a team of interested parties, including Prince George’s County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, among others that have requested assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District (USACE), to conduct a flood risk management study in your community. 

This study would update the existing flood modeling and flood hazard mapping for the Patuxent River and develop flood risk reduction alternatives to assist the local communities in flood resiliency efforts.

To help better understand the flood risk for various residential and commercial buildings, we are asking that property owners within the designated flood plain in Laurel allow a survey crew to gather some elevation data on your property.

 To determine if your property is within the flood plain, please click on the following link and input your address.

 The survey will take place in late November through December 2018, and potentially into January 2019

Here’s how it works:

  • The surveyors will only need access to the outside of your building and will only be on your property for a few minutes.
  •  Access to the side or rear yard may or may not be necessary.
  •  They will survey the elevations for the following points:  low ground adjacent to your building, first floor opening, and low opening (such as a basement window or vent) and they will take photographs of these points.               

Data collected as part of this effort will only be used by the City or Counties for flood risk management purposes.

We would like to thank all our citizens for participating in this valuable survey.

The Mayor and City Council greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter.  However, if you prefer NOT  to allow the survey crew  access to your property, please contact Stephen E. Allen Sr., Emergency Manager, City of Laurel, Office of Emergency Management, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, Md. 20707; 301-725-5300 x 2244 or [email protected]  by November 29, 2018.

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