Hurricane Survey: Tidewater Portions of Patuxent, Potomac, and Rappahannock Rivers, Including Adjacent Chesapeake Bay Shoreline [open pdf - 2MB]
"This report includes a general appraisal of the hurricane problem related to the tidewater areas of the Patuxent, Potomac, and Rappahannock Rivers and portions of the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The report includes information from public hearings to aid in defining problem areas and to record the public's interests and desires. Also included is an assessment of probable damages, a compilation of information on the frequency of hurricane activity and attendant tidal flooding, and assessments of the need for floodplain regulatory measures, protective warning and evacuation procedures, and other possible means of reducing damages."
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: http://www.noaa.gov/