Brunswick County is considering adopting a revised Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, an updated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and its associated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), which is the minimum criteria in order to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA regularly updates the 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 August 28, 2018. Since that time, FEMA has worked to study and improve thirty (30) map panels that border neighboring counties. Now that FEMA has approved the updated maps, Brunswick County and the bordering counties can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) were issued by FEMA on March 31, 2015, with a 90-day appeals period to submit Technical Information on flood elevations. All the appeals submitted during the appeal period were resolved and FEMA issued a letter of final determination which states the preliminary maps and ordinance will become effective on December 6, 2019.
Notice is hereby giving that the Brunswick County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on October 14, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Commissioners Chambers of the David R. Sandifer Administration Building located at 30 Government Center Drive at the Brunswick County Government Center concerning the following items:
- PROPOSED REVISIONS RELATED TO THE FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE IN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE; AND
- UPDATED FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY AND ASSOCIATED FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS (FIRMS) APPROVED BY FEMA.
The Board will consider all discussions during the public hearing. All interested persons are encouraged to attend. Copies of the proposed flood maps can be viewed online at https://flood.nc.gov/ncflood or http://www.ncfloodmaps.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE BRUNSWICK COUNTY CODE ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT AT 910-253-2021 OR 800-621-0609.