In August 2014, the State of North Carolina released the new preliminary flood maps for Brunswick County. These updated maps more accurately reflect the flood risks than the effective maps as new data and new modeling technology were used to develop them.
These preliminary maps are available through the Brunswick County Geographic Information Services (GIS) and the North Carolina Flood Risk Information System (FRIS). While the preliminary maps cannot be used for regulatory or permitting purposes, it is recommended that property owners consider the map data during planning and building so as not to adversely affect future flood insurance premiums. Tentatively, the official adoption of these maps will not take effect until the spring of 2018.