2017 Public Meetings on Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Three public meetings were recently held on the preliminary Flood Maps and how their changes affect Dare County: in Kill Devil Hills, Manteo and Buxton. These meetings were hosted by the Dare County Planning Department with municipal representatives, along with the NC Flood Map Planning Office. GovEd TV recorded the Manteo meeting, which features a presentation by Steve Garrett, CFM, Outreach Planner, and Tyler Longberry, PF, CFM, Engineer, from the NC Floodplain Mapping Program.
Flood Prevention, Protection, Maps & Other Flood-Related Information
Much of the Town of Kill Devil Hills is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area and is susceptible to flooding from a variety of sources including nor’easters, tropical storms, hurricanes and prolonged rain events. It is important to know and understand what flood zone your property is located within to determine the associated risk.
Kill Devil Hills participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which makes flood insurance available for property owners. To reduce flood insurance premiums and promote flood awareness, the Town also participates in the Community Rating System (CRS).
Remember, the Planning Department is available to answer any questions you may have and may be reached at (252) 449-5318.