Is your house or apartment in danger of flooding?

Things may have changed since the last time you looked.

Lately, there’s been some crazy weather across the country and some places have experienced a tremendous amount of rainfall and flooding.  Guilford County has been fairly lucky in that regard in recent years. However, county and state officials are still looking closely at potential flooding patterns for the county.

The flood patterns across Guilford County and North Carolina have been changing over the decades and, for those interested, there will be a Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map Public Open House Meeting regarding Guilford County on Tuesday, July 25,  from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  The open house will be held in the Guilford County NC Cooperative Extension Center at 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro.

This will be a chance for area residents to see and discuss the recent results of the new studies and look at new flood hazard areas.

Attendees will be able to ask questions about the revised studies as well as about the National Flood Insurance Program.  They’ll also be informed about the requirements for submitting appeals or comments to the revised studies.

Guilford County staff and municipal employees will be at the meeting to help residents discover the potential flood risk to their properties – as well as to help them understand other flood data revealed by the new study.

This preliminary flood hazard data for portions of Guilford County was compiled in late 2022.

Representatives from the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program will also be at the July 25 meeting to answer questions about the hazard data update process, flood insurance coverage and floodplain management.