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Preview on new Flood Mapping

By: obxmini
6/22/2016 6:53 AM

From the Island Free Press: Click to follow link...

Worth reading the whole article but here are two excerpts specific to the new mapping:

"At its meeting on Monday evening, June 20, Dare County's Board of Commissioners got a presentation on the county's long-awaited new flood maps that will be released to the public on Thursday, June 30.
In addition to the flood mapping information, the board took action to support a study of a multi-use pathway in Frisco and Buxton, hired a contractor to help with permits for dredging Hatteras Inlet, and supported the Tourism Board in a dispute over an auditor's report..."

"...Garrett, who noted that the technology available for mapping is vastly improved in the past 10 years, noted that the new maps will not become effective for 18 to 24 months, which is longer than some property owners will want to wait for a better rating..."


By: KDHBreeze
6/23/2016 9:43 AM

18-24 months seems like an eternity for people excited about being recategorized to a lower risk category, but it's helpful to keep in mind that a reduction in the number overall homes in a classification doesn't mean all homes will stay as they are or will be downgraded in terms of risk.

Some homeowners will not get a change beneficial to them and will want that time to appeal. The next flood mapping could put everyone back where they are now, or in higher risk categories, and everyone will want the time then.

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By: Beachmark
6/25/2016 11:59 AM

I found where the public release of the maps will be June 30. Of course, this date has changed several time before....

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By: obxmini
6/25/2016 6:19 PM

Thanks Beachmark. We'll keep an eye out. Fish