Flood Issues - Board of Commissioners Meetings

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 Insurance Rate Maps Presentation for the Board of Commissioners

Planning Director Meredith Guns recently presented information on the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps to the Board of Commissioners at its January 9 meeting.  The presentation provides more Town specific information about the State-issued maps:

For more information:

Watch the Flood Insurance Rate Maps presentation from meeting:

January 9, 2017 Board of Commissioners Mtg.  (the presentation begins approximately 19:44 into the meeting)

Contact the Planning Department with any specific questions: 252-449-5318.

2016 Preliminary Flood Maps Released

On June 30, 2016 the Federal Emergency Management Agency through North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency management released preliminary flood maps for Dare County, including the Town of Kill Devil Hills. The maps are released in a digital format and can be viewed on the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS). The website is http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/.  Below is a link to a video featuring Steve Garrett, CFM, NC Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management, which explains how the FRIS works and the features the site offers. Some of the features include determining your property's flood zone, first floor elevation of the structure, creating a flood map of your property, and a flood insurance calculator. Please call the Kill Devil Hills Planning Department with any questions, or for additional instructions, 252-449-5318.

For the full release:   2016 Flood Map Release   

To Access Maps:          

The maps are released in a digital format and can be viewed at the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS): http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/ 

Video Tutorial

Here is a link to help you navigate the website: Flood Map Tutorial

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

To help you understand the process and new map designations, check out the FAQ Info.