September 30, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Darryl Cook, County Engineer
James City County releases Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan
James City County has released the 2011 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:
- The County and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have begun the process of updating the County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps to incorporate recently completed flood studies of Powhatan Creek.
- The County’s floodplain management program, which is contained within the Peninsula Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, has been updated and is scheduled for adoption by the Board of Supervisors by the end of 2011.
- Watershed Management Plans were completed for Gordon and Mill Creeks.
The Annual Report and Floodplain Management Plan can be found online at jamescitycountyva.gov/stormwater/stormwater-Floodplain-Management.html.
For more information, call 757-259-1442 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.