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Frequently Asked Questions - Flood Maps

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  • Where can I get a copy of an elevation certificate for my home or business?

  • What if I don’t agree with the designation of my property on the preliminary maps?

  • Why are the FIRMs for Dare County changing?

  • Will the preliminary FIRMs affect my flood insurance rate?

  • What flood zones are on the new maps?

  • Can I use the base flood elevation (BFE) on the preliminary map to construct my new home?

  • When will the preliminary FIRMs be effective?

  • How can I get additional information about the map update process?

  • How will I know if the flood zone for my property has changed?

  • How can I view the new preliminary flood maps?