NFIP Flood Insurance Claims Handbook (FEMA F-687)
Residents that have sustained damage from Hurricane Matthew and do not carry flood insurance can pre-apply for disaster assistance at the below website. Camden has yet to receive notification as being designated to receive disaster assistance. Local and State representatives are working on this.
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map Update
The next phase required by Section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (Public Law 934) is the 90-day appeal period to start July 8, 2016. This 90 day appeal period allows property owners who feel that his or her property rights will be adversely affected by the proposed flood hazard determinations may appeal that the proposed flood hazard determinations are scientifically or technically incorrect.
For more information and a copy of the paperwork on how to submit the appeal, contact David Parks, CFM, Floodplain Administrator for Camden County at (252) 338-1919 ext 232.
How Flooding Affects County
Flooding is one of the main hazards that affect Camden County. Over 54% of the county is located in a flood zone, however due to the flat contour of Camden County, areas located outside the flood zone can experience some sort of flooding. Areas outside the flood zone usually flood due to clogged drainage systems.
Camden County GIS Maps - Flood Zone Layer
Camden County's GIS Maps can be accessed through this link: http://maps2.roktech.net/CamdenCountyNC_GoMaps/index.html#
To view the flood zones on this map, click Map Layers (located at the upper right), then click the yellow folder icon to expand the list of available layers. Scroll down the list of layers and click to place a check mark in the box next to Flood Zones. You can also select other layers by clicking and placing a check mark next to the layer's title. Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (or FIRMs) are available as a layer for viewing purposes only, they have not yet been adopted.
Pasquotank / Camden Emergency Management
Emergency Management is one of our partner organizations, you can view their website by clicking on the following link: http://www.pasquotankcamdenem.com/
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA is another resource for emergency management and related information, you can view their website by clicking on the following link: http://www.fema.gov
North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
The NC Floodplain Mapping Program may be accessed through this link: http://www.ncfloodmaps.com/
How Recent Legislative Changes Affect Flood Insurance
This site is useful to understand how the premiums will phased in: Flood Premiums Rising Dramatically
Flood Information Brochures
The following brochures are available for download. Click to view or download.
- Flood - A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety
- Are You Ready for a Flood or a Flash Flood?
- Turn Around - Don't Drown
- Camden County Flood Outreach
Please contact the Flood Zone Administrator (contact information at top right) for any flood zone questions and concerns you may have.