Tyrrell County Receives New Flood Insurance Rate Maps

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Preliminary copies of updated Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels and the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report (both dated April 23, 2003) have been issued to Tyrrell County and Incorporated Communities. The FIRM panels and FIS Report include all of Tyrrell County, which is located in the Pasquotank River Basin. A Preliminary Meeting for county and municipal officials and staff, and congressional and legislative members will take place on May 8, 2003, from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM, at the Columbia Government Office Building in Columbia, North Carolina. The residents of Tyrrell County will have an opportunity to see the results of the advanced digital floodplain mapping technology used to create the new maps during the public meeting to be held in June 2003.

The new maps were produced by the State of North Carolina under a unique partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This partnership, signed September 2000, designates North Carolina as a Cooperating Technical State and delegates the primary responsibility for the creation and maintenance of all FIRMs to the State of North Carolina. The remapping of all floodplains for Tyrrell County is the result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Floyd, which flooded thousands of square miles of eastern North Carolina and left thousands of people homeless. This disaster highlighted North Carolina's vulnerability to natural disasters and the need for accurate, up-to-date floodplain maps.

During the meeting on May 8, 2003, attendees will receive an overview of the process used to create the maps, an explanation of the values and benefits of the new maps, and information regarding the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Information System that will allow local officials and the general public to access the new maps on-line via a website maintained by the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program. Also included will be descriptions of new map features, a detailed summary of map changes, a short "how-to" session on using the new maps, and information on flood insurance implications, the map adoption process, and recommendations for safer floodplain development standards.

Tyrrell County does not have any changes in base flood elevations (BFEs), therefore a 90-day appeal period is not required. However, there will be a 30-day comment period starting on the preliminary date, April 23, 2003, to allow the county and its residents the opportunity to submit protests pertaining to the new flood maps issued for Tyrrell County and Incorporated Areas.