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Thurston County, Washington

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You May Be Eligible for Flood Insurance

If you have property in unincorporated Thurston County, you may qualify for a discount on flood insurance.  The County doesn't sell flood insurance, but when you talk to your agent, let them know Thurston County is rated a Class 2 in FEMA's National Flood Insurance (NFIP) Community Rating System. This rating provides a 40 percent discount on NFIP premiums for property in special flood hazard areas, and 10 percent discount for properties outside those areas in unincorporated parts of Thurston County. 


About the FEMA flood insurance program

  • NFIP is available through most insurance carriers. Contact your agent for a quote.
  • You can get covereage even if you're in a flood plain or have previously filed a claim.
  • Learn more on FEMA's website
  • Thurston County's Class 2 rating is good. And is due to the county's flood planning, flood reduction & education efforts which exceed FEMA's minimum requirements. 


Flood Plans

Thurston County government adopted flood safety plans to protect residents and property from flooding. See details in the plans below.

Flood Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (PDF)

The Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (PDF)

Hazard Identification and Vulnerability Analysis (PDF)


More County Flood Programs

Many county departments and programs are developed to keeping people and property safe from flooding. Check them out on our Flood Programs page.