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Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Post Date:12/28/2016 11:51 a.m.

NC Emergency Management in conjunction with staff from the Dare County Planning Department and local municipal planning departments will conduct public meetings on the new preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRMS) for Dare County on the following dates:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Kill Devil Hills Town Hall
102 Town Hall Drive
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room
954 Marshall Collins Drive
Manteo, NC 27954

Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fessenden Center
46830 NC 12 Hwy
Buxton, NC 27920

The first part of the meeting will be a presentation by NCEmergency Management staff detailing the development of the preliminary maps and the various steps in the map approval process. Following the presentation, staff from the Dare County Planning Department and other local planning departments will be on hand to assist property owners with determining if their property is in a flood zone on the preliminary maps and answer questions about local floodplain management regulations.    

Residents also can access the flood hazard date online at http://fris.nc.gov/fris/. For detailed instructions including a video on how to use the FRIS system visit, www.darenc.com/floodmaps

The preliminary flood maps have been developed by the State of North Carolina in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The current effective flood maps for Dare County were adopted in September 2006.    

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