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..."