Flooding of Homes or Roads

Flooding on Streets

Roads in North Carolina are either owned and maintained by the State, owned and maintained by a municipality, or privately-owned and maintained.

  • If you have concerns about the conditions of a State-owned road, including drainage in the right-of-way, contact the North Carolina Department of Transportation at 910-754-6527 or report a drainage issue, culvert blockage or other problem online here.
  • If you have concerns about a municipal road, contact the officials in that municipality (find a listing here). To determine whether a road is in a municipality’s boundary or its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), click here.
  • If you have concerns about a private road located in and maintained by a Property Owners Association (POA) or a Homeowners Association (HOA), contact the POA or HOA.

Stormwater

  • If you have questions or concerns about stormwater drainage in unincorporated Brunswick County, Belville, Bolivia, Boiling Spring Lakes, St. James or Sunset Beach, contact Brunswick County Engineering at 910-253-2500. Note: Brunswick County does not provide maintenance of drainage ways.
  • If you have concerns about stormwater drainage in another municipality, contact that municipality (find a listing here).
  • For concerns about mosquito breeding in standing water during or after flooding, click here. (To find a licensed beaver trapper in Brunswick County, click here.)

Flooding in a Home

  • If you have safety or access concerns, contact Emergency Services at 910-253-5383.
  • If you have concerns about Brunswick County water and sewer lines, contact Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657.
  • Service a damaged septic tank, cesspool, pit or leaching system as soon as possible. Damaged sewage systems are health hazards. Most damaged septic systems require a permit prior to being repaired. If you have concerns about your septic system, contact Environmental Health at 910-253-2250.
  • Drinking water wells: Flooding around your drinking water well head can contaminate your water supply. Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. You cannot assume that the water from wells which have been flooded is safe to drink. If your well has been flooded or even covered briefly with flood water, it needs to be tested. If you have concerns about your drinking water well, contact Environmental Health at 910-253-2250.
  • For information about safely re-entering a home that has been flooded, click here.
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