Comment Period Open for Proposed New Flood Maps


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the formal public comment period on the proposed new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Carteret County (including Emerald Isle).  The public comment period provides an opportunity for those with concerns about the flood zone assigned to their property to express concern and seek adjustments.  Public comments are due by September 20, 2017, and more information is available at .  Town Planner Josh Edmondson ( 252-354-3338 or is available to assist Emerald Isle property owners with any questions about the proposed new maps or the public comment process.

As reported previously, the proposed new flood maps include beneficial changes for many Emerald Isle property owners, particularly near the oceanfront, and these changes will likely result in potentially significant flood insurance premium reductions when the new maps are finalized. There are, however, a relatively small number of Emerald Isle properties that could be negatively impacted, and Town Planner Josh Edmondson can assist these property owners as desired. 

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Thursday, August 3, 2017 1:29:00 PM