Friday 19 Apr 2019


County Approves New Flood Ordinance

Wayne County approves its new Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

Assistant County Manager Chip Crumpler reminded the county commissioners Tuesday the new flood ordinance does not affect disaster relief.

The Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance only affects new construction.

Crumpler says the county did have the option to reduce, or do away with, the two-foot elevation requirement, but it doesn’t exactly make sense since it would lead to increased flood insurance rates.

In the end, the Wayne County Board approved the new Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance on Tuesday.

FEMA’s new flood maps go into effect on June 20th, and Wayne County needed to approve the new flood ordinance before then so residents remained eligible for the National Flood Insurance Program.

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