Know Your Flood Hazard

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Know Your Flood Hazard

Coastal Flood Zones

Brunswick County consists of several flood zones. Flood Zone X and Shaded X are considered to be a low risk for flooding and are not regulated by ordinance at this time. The following flood zones have mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements and floodplain management standards apply:

  • VE zones or Coastal High Hazard Areas are zones where high velocity wave action accompanies the storm surge and can cause severe damage to buildings.
  • Coastal A Zone (NEW): area landward of a V-Zone, or landward of an open coast without mapped V-Zones. In a Coastal A Zone, the principal source of flooding will be astronomical tides, storm surges, seiches or tsunamis, not riverine flooding.
  • AE zones are areas affected by storm surge but where wave action is diminished or absent.
  • Flood Zone A are areas subject to inundation by the 1-percent-annual-chance flood event.

Because detailed hydraulic analyses have not been performed, no Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) or flood depths are shown.

  • Before buying, you should be aware of other factors that accompany the pleasures of owning property in Brunswick County.
  • To determine your flood risk, visit or call (910) 253-2046 Know Your Risks.
  • To determine your flood zone, visit Brunswick County GIS.
  • For information from FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and floodplain management questions, contact the Floodplain Administrator at (910) 253-2046.
  • Use the NC FRIS Map Service Center or search FEMA maps  to find your official flood map.
  • For a copy of FEMA Elevation Certificates that are on file contact the Floodplain Administrator at (910) 253-2046.


75 Courthouse Drive
Building I
Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 253-2054
Floodplain Administrator
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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