- Planning & Inspections
- Flood Resources
Drainage System Maintenance
The drainage system in Craven County is made up of the Neuse and Trent Rivers as well as their many tributaries.
Find information on the dominant sources of flooding in Craven County.
It is likely that your homeowner's insurance policy does not cover losses due to flooding.
There are several actions residents of flood hazard areas can take to decrease the potential of injury due to flooding.
Flood Warning System
The county receives flood warnings from the National Weather Service via the Emergency Broadcast System and the NC Division of Emergency Management.
Floodplain Development Permit Requirements
Development in a designated flood hazard area requires the issuance of local flood development permits.
Natural & Beneficial Functions of Floodplains
Floodplains help to dissipate wave forces, reduce frequency and duration of surface flow, provide habitat for fish, wildlife, and other vegetation, and filter various forms of runoff.
Property Protection Measures
Throughout the country, many examples can be found to illustrate practical and cost-effective methods for reducing or eliminating the risk of a house being flooded again.
Craven County offers, as a public service, the following assistance to residents, property owners, realtors, insurance agents, and lenders
Special Needs Registry
If you or a loved one may need special assistance during an emergency, you are strongly encouraged to participate in the Craven County Special Needs Registry.
The NFIP requires that if the cost of reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvements to a structure equals or exceeds 50% of the structures market value, then the structure must meet the same construction requirements as a new structure.