The flood prone areas with the jurisdiction of Henderson County are subject to periodic inundation which
results in loss of life, property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental
services, extraordinary public expenditures of flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base,
all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.
These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains causing increases in
flood heights and velocities and by the occupancy in flood prone areas of uses vulnerable to floods or other