Floodplain Information

Floodplain Information

Prince George County borders and contains numerous creeks, streams and rivers. This fact makes portions of the County vulnerable to flooding during certain storm conditions. The risk for flooding changes over time due to erosion, land use, weather events and other factors. The likelihood of inland, river and coastal flooding has changed along with these factors. The risk for flooding can vary within the same neighborhood and even property to property. Knowing your flood risk is the first step to flood protection.

If you have a mortgage from a federally regulated lender and the building(s) on this parcel are within a Special Flood Hazard Area, then by federal law, your lender must require you to carry flood insurance. Flood insurance is available through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federally underwritten program provided by nearly 100 insurance companies and written through licensed insurance agents. FEMA provides basic flood insurance information for claims adjusters, property owners, insurance professionals, lenders, both state and local officials, and surveyors. FEMA Flood Information Resources 

Find resources on understanding flood maps, defining flood risks, the cost of flooding, and more from the National Flood Insurance Program at floodsmart.gov.

The current Prince George County Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) were adopted on May 16, 2012 and they replaced the former FIRM maps dated May 1, 1980.  The inland costal flood risk community FIRM maps were adopted on June 2, 2015 and they replaced certain panels in the northern portion of the County along the James River previously adopted on May 16, 2012.

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