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follow up on COA meeting and more on flood maps

follow up on COA meeting and more on flood maps




https://outerbanksvoice.com/2017/10/17/interest-focuses-on-courses-in-hearing-on-coa-construction/

Helpful article for me as a non resident, would be resident, to read. Interesting about Boswell's intervention.

Sounds to me as though there were some good ideas suggested re the COA expansion educationally speaking.

Also found the bit about the proposed flood maps interesting but wish they could have made a separate article on that with links to the comments the local government officials have already submitted to the powers that be on the flood maps: "...Dare County and all local municipalities have decided not to appeal the proposed maps and have submitted their comments to the State of North Carolina well ahead of the Nov. 14 deadline.

The focus will now shift to an education campaign to include special targets to those in low-risk flood zones, where the message will be “low risk” is not “no risk.”

Creef also spoke about adopting a local elevation standard, which at present is proposed to be 3 feet of freeboard or 8 feet of elevation for the majority of the county, which includes AE, AO, Shaded X and X zones."






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RE: follow up on COA meeting and more on flood maps




There has been much written about the new flood maps over the years. The latest boils down to: the maps may underestimate risk for certain homes, but it's taken so long to get these maps through the process that we don't want to appeal them. The local elevation standard would require homes in the X flood zone to maintain certain elevation standards, which will be a good thing if they later revise the maps and those homes go back into an AE or VE.


RE: follow up on COA meeting and more on flood maps




Appreciate your input, Maslin.