NC - Swansboro flood map to be meeting subject: Commission hearing will be Monday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s new floodplain maps, reviewed by the Swansboro Planning Board on Monday, May 4, become effective June 19.

Town commissioners will present the new maps in a public hearing on Monday, May 11, according to Jennifer Ansell, town planner. Property owners can get a look at the changes now through the Onslow County website. (See related item.)

“The changes are too broad to generalize, but some properties are coming out of the floodplain all together and some are moving into the more restrictive VE (velocity) zone,” Ansell said in an email. She suggested visiting the county website. “There you can open up Map Layers and turn on the Effective (current/regulatory) and Preliminary layers to see the changes.”

There is also a “Changes Since Last FIRM” layer. “That will show if there has been an increase or decrease since the last Flood Insurance Rate Map, which was Nov. 3, 2005.”

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