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Posted on: September 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] JCC Releases 2018 Annual Report on the Floodplain Management Plan

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James City County has released the 2018 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.

James City County’s Floodplain Management Plan is part of the Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan 2017 Update. This updated plan, which is a revision of the 2011 version, was adopted by the James City County Board of Supervisors on March 14, 2017.

The Plan identifies the region’s risk from potential hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding. It identifies potential mitigation efforts that localities can implement to minimize losses associated with these hazards.

Accomplishments highlighted in the Annual Report include:

  • The County’s floodplain ordinance was updated in 2018 to bring it into compliance with state requirements.
  • Plans for the development of a Flood Mitigation Grant program for implementation of small scale flood mitigation projects. Priority will be given to repetitively flooded properties. A Request for Qualifications was sent out in September 2018 and the program will be initiated in 2019.

For more information, call 757-259-1442 or email darryl.cook@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Media Contact:
Grace Boone, General Services Director
757-259-4082; grace.boone@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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