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James City County Releases Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan


Date: December 21, 2010



Contact: Darryl Cook, County Engineer

Phone: (757) 259-1442




James City County has released the 2010 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan. The Annual Report highlights the progress made by the County towards the identification, reduction and mitigation of flood losses. The Floodplain Management Plan and the Annual Report are required by National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System.


The Floodplain Management Plan is included in the region’s Peninsula Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan which assesses the region’s risk from potential natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornados and flooding. The Plan identifies potential mitigation efforts that localities can implement to minimize losses associated with these hazards. 


Accomplishments highlighted in the Annual Report include: 


1. James City County was upgraded to a Community Rating System Class 8 community which resulted in a reduction in residents’ insurance premiums.

2. Flood studies were completed in the upper and lower Powhatan Creek watersheds to better define flood risks.

3. A public education campaign for floodplain awareness was implemented that includes annual notification to property owners in the floodplain suggesting actions that they can take to protect themselves from risk.


The Annual Report and Floodplain Management Plan can be found online at


For more information, call 259-1442 or e-mail




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