Dare County and the towns of Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Manteo, are in the process of updating the Dare-Currituck County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Local governments are required to prepare and update hazard mitigation plans in order to be eligible for FEMA disaster relief assistance.
One component of the process is the solicitation of public input on hazards that affect the Outer Banks and appropriate responses to these hazards. An online survey is available at www.obx-hmp.com The online survey will take no more than 5 minutes to complete and your feedback is valuable. For more information on the 2019 Outer Banks Hazard Mitigation Plan update, please visit www.obx-hmp.com.
This portion of the Town’s website provides you with a variety of supplemental information in regards to flooding, preparedness, insurance protection, and recovery. Here are some quick facts that are more fully addressed along the left sidebar.
To watch Planning Director Meredith Guns' update to the Board of Commissioners on flood damage prevention and protection, you can follow either of these links:
You can stream it on any device as it airs at: http://currenttv.org/watch-government-live/
You can watch it on demand at: https://youtu.be/opfQC1zJOXs
Flood Prevention, Protection, Maps & Other Flood-Related Information
Much of the Town of Kill Devil Hills is located within a Special Flood Hazard Area and is susceptible to flooding from a variety of sources including nor’easters, tropical storms, hurricanes and prolonged rain events. It is important to know and understand what flood zone your property is located within to determine the associated risk.
Kill Devil Hills participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which makes flood insurance available for property owners. To reduce flood insurance premiums and promote flood awareness, the Town also participates in the Community Rating System (CRS).
Remember, the Planning Department is available to answer any questions you may have and may be reached at (252) 449-5318.