- Become familiar with your Evacuation Zone, the evacuation route, and shelter locations.
- Residents and Property Managers, have reentry pass ready. Click here for re-entry pass information..
- Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs as required and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
There are three basic coastal zones and one new zone in the new NFIP maps. The flood zone X is considered to be a low risk of flooding. VE zones or Coastal High Hazard Areas are zones where high velocity wave action accompanies the storm surge and can cause severe damage to buildings. AE zones are areas affected by storm surge but where wave action is diminished or absent. For the first time FEMA has established another area within the AE zone called the Limit of Moderate Wave Action or LIMWA. These moderate waves can cause damage to buildings, though they are not as damaging as the waves expected in the VE zone. Communities that adopt the Limit of Moderate Wave Action as a higher regulatory standard may earn flood insurance rate discounts.Read More
In support of the Town's Community Rating System (CRS) participation, the Board of Aldermen appointed the Planning Board members, local insurance agents and a local lender as founding members of the Program for Public Information (PPI) Committee on March 5, 2015.
The purpose is the PPI is to improve communication with citizens, and to provide information about flood hazards, flood safety, flood insurance and ways to protect property and natural floodplain functions.Read More
Protect people from flood hazard.
- Prepare your family (FEMA “Know Your Risks brochure).
- Do not walk through flood waters.
- Do not drive through a flooded area.
- Stay away from power lines and electrical wires.
Turn around, don't drown!
Most flood fatalities happen because people try to drive through deadly waters rather than avoid them. (Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, 2005)Read More
Protect the natural and beneficial functions of the floodplain.
To learn more about the importance of protecting floodplains for people and wildlife, visit the National Wildlife Federation.
For information about areas that should be protected because of their natural floodplain functions contact the Planning Department at (910) 328-1349.Read More
- Flood Maps
- Flood Protection
- Floodplain Management
- NC Division of Coastal Management
- Onslow County Geographic Information Services (GIS)
- Citizenserve Online Applications