Flood protection workshop Tuesday in Nags Head
Over the past year, Nags Head has experienced its share of flooding from storm surge and record rainfall, putting the need for flood proofing property at the top of many to-do lists.
The Town of Nags Head will host a flood protection and retrofitting workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Board of Commissioners Room at Nags Head’s Municipal Complex, 5401 S. Croatan Highway.
Techniques that can be used to make your home or business more flood resistant will be presented along with other valuable information.
Held annually, the workshop is part of the Town of Nags Head’s continuing commitment to FEMA’s Community Rating System program, a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program.
As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS: reduce flood losses, facilitate accurate insurance rating, and promote the awareness of flood insurance.
Nags Head Chief Building Inspector David Morton will discuss structural changes you can add to your home to make it more flood resistant.
Maureen O’Shea, the National Flood Insurance Program Planner for the N.C. Department of Public Safety, will discuss the new flood maps slated to go into effect sometime in the
second half of 2013.
Any with questions regarding this workshop can contact Angela Welsh, CRS Coordinator or David Morton, Chief Building Inspector at 252-441-7016.
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