Floods can happen anytime, anywhere. They cause anguish and destruction – physical, emotional, and financial. Especially when victims realize the damage is not covered by their homeowners’ policy.
You do not need to live near water to be flooded. Floods result from storms, melting snow, hurricanes, water backup due to inadequate or overloaded drainage systems, and other causes.
Preliminary Flood Maps
New preliminary flood maps have been released for Pasquotank County. The maps are available online at Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) government website or by entering your address below.
Please note that these maps will not be effective until they are formally adopted and the process will take at least a year. Stay tuned as county staff will be updating the public on the adoption process. A public information meeting will also be scheduled.
The preliminary flood maps summary shows a significant decrease in the number of Pasquotank properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA).
If your property is no longer mapped in a special flood hazard area; that does not mean that it is not subject to flooding. It is still important to purchase flood insurance as more than 20% of all flood insurance claims through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are on properties that are not located in special flood hazard areas.
Please contact the Planning & Inspections Office with any questions related to the new flood maps and their adoption. 252-335-1891
Current Preliminary Flood Map Adoption Timeline
New bulletins, as well as updates of existing bulletins, are issued periodically as needed. The bulletins do not create regulations, rather they provide specific guidance for complying with the minimum requirements of existing NFIP regulations.