Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes

06.13.2018

Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.

Brunswick County July 21 GenX Test Results

07.21.2017

Brunswick County has received additional results of testing for GenX in the water supply. Samples taken on July 6 revealed levels of 85.6 parts per trillion in the Northwest Water Treatment Plant’s raw water source, and 87.l parts per trillion in the finished water source.

NC Health and Human Services has established the health goal for exposure to GenX in drinking water at 140 nanograms per liter (also referred to as parts per trillion).

These samples were taken before Chemours ceased the discharge of GenX into the Cape Fear River.

“We are working closely with our partners at the State of North Carolina to analyze the health and safety of our water supply, and to determine potential corrective actions,” said Ann Hardy, Brunswick County Manager. “We are committed to transparency with any issue related to our water supply, and we will continue to release test results as they become available.  I encourage the public to visit our website and social media channels for up-to-date information.”

More information can be found at http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/genx/.

View the full test report here.