A new designation could help northeast Tennesseans hit hard by flooding in the future.
Back in August, Dry Creek in Washington County overflowed its banks, damaging homes and outbuildings.
Next week, commissioners will talk about designating the Dry Creek community a flood hazard area. That would create building restrictions in the zone, but would also allow homeowners to get more affordable flood insurance.
The county's zoning planner says there hasn't been any resistance to the plan, but most residents are rebuilding on higher ground.