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.

Statement From Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy

08.31.2017

Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy has released the following statement in response to today’s North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) press release about the identification of two additional chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River. According to DEQ, these compounds were identified in the company’s waste stream by a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminary analysis shared with the state this week.

“Brunswick County is highly concerned that Chemours continues to discharge unknown, unregulated and emerging compounds into the Cape Fear River. Furthermore, we are disappointed that the State of North Carolina has yet to find a method to stop Chemours from discharging these compounds.

“Quite simply, the discharge of any harmful or little understood chemical into our water supply is something we will not stand for. Brunswick County will utilize any and all legal measures to prevent such discharge and to protect our citizens.

“Based on ongoing testing for GenX and other compounds for which health information is available, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has not changed its health guidance that the public can continue to drink the water.

“We will continue to monitor this situation aggressively and demand nothing short of the most up-to-date and accurate information for all citizens of Brunswick County.”