Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes


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 Statement


Since the discovery of contaminants being discharged into the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County has been committed to open and honest dialogue about this challenging situation.  We have extended this same commitment to our valued municipal partners, and have trusted that they would act in a similarly responsible way.

However, the recent claim from the Town of Belville that “levels of GenX and other contaminants have been severely under reported” is completely baseless.  This type of unfounded speculation has no place in public discourse, and it only serves to confuse citizens.

The reality is that the County and the State have tested the water supply regularly, and we have released the results of those tests immediately.  At no time have these results been altered, minimized or editorialized.  As we continue to look forward to a solution that protects the water supply for our entire county, we ask that our municipal partners refrain from releasing this type of inaccurate and sensationalistic information to citizens.