JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- The Washington County Commission will consider a new designation for a community hard hit by flooding in August.
According to the Johnson City Press, commissioners next week will discuss designating the Dry Creek community a Zone A Flood Hazard Area. That would create building restrictions in the zone, but would also allow homeowners to get more affordable flood insurance.
Homes and outbuildings were damaged and one home floated into the middle of a road when Dry Creek overflowed its banks during torrential rain Aug. 5.
Troy Ebbert, zoning planner and inspector for the county, said he hasn't encountered resistance from people in the community, saying most of them are rebuilding on higher ground.
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