Welcome to Kill Devil Hills
National Night Out for Safety
Police Chief Gary Britt, left, and Fire Chief Troy Tilley welcomed the many people who came to National Night Out for Safety, coordinated by the two departments and held at Lowe's
in Kill Devil Hills.
Request for Public Input on the Albemarle Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan - As part of a regional effort to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters, the Town of Kill Devil Hills is requesting public feedback on natural disaster risk and preparedness. This feedback will assist the efforts of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties to combine respective local natural hazard mitigation plans into one regional plan. A mitigation plan identifies and assesses a community’s natural hazard risks, and determines how to best minimize or manage those risks.
A brief survey provides the public an opportunity to share opinions and participate in the regional planning process. Responses will help the planning team to better understand the region's hazard concerns, which can lead to mitigation activities and help reduce the impact of future hazard events.
By maintaining a Hazard Mitigation Plan, (Jurisdiction) is eligible for FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants, which provide funds for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. HMA provides funding opportunities for mitigation activities both before and after a disaster, as well as long-term hazard mitigation measures after a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
Below is the link to the public participation survey for the Albemarle Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. We hope you will participate.
Flood Insurance for Business: Impacts of Recent Legislation - The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is in the process of implementing reforms required by the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. Although the 2014 law repeals or modifies some of the provisions of Biggert-Waters, it maintains the requirement that flood insurance rates for business properties in high-risk areas reflect true risk. This means that the subsidized rates that previously applied to some older business buildings will continue to be phased out.
Follow this to access additional update information on this important matter. link
Flood Insurance for Residential dwellings: How Recent Legislative Changes Affect Flood Insurance - Follow this to access information about the reforms affecting owners of residential structures. link
Now available - learn more about beach nourishment by accessing videos and other materials on the Beach Nourishment Frequently Asked Questions page.
June 9, 2014 Beach Nourishment PowerPoint slide show in PDF format, shown to the Board of Commissioners during regular meeting by Coastal Planning & Engineering representative Ken Willson. Click to access the slide show here .
Based on the best information available to date, the Town anticipates the municipal tax rate (not the Dare County tax rate) to raise approximately 10% Town wide to pay for sand on our northern ocean beaches.
In addition, oceanfront properties where sand is to be placed should expect their tax rates (again, the municipal tax rate only, not the Dare County tax rate) to double. These taxes would be necessary for a minimum of five years.
Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners meetings are broadcast on the Government Channel - As a reminder, if KDH viewers do not have cable access, no problem! The Government Channel streams online 24/7 with the same programming as the broadcast channel. Bookmark the following link: http://dare-nc.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?camera_id=3 or visit the Dare County website at and click on the “Government Channel” link at the bottom of the webpage. www.darenc.com
Government Channel YouTube - The Government Channel also has a YouTube page, which has the Destination Dare episodes and Kill Devil Hills segments individually uploaded so anyone can watch them anytime!