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Town of Kill Devil Hills. Flood Plain Management & Regulations October 2007. Am I in a Flood Zone?. Everyone is in a flood zone – It is important to know what type of flood zone and what risks and regulations are associated with your property.

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Town of kill devil hills
Town of Kill Devil Hills

Flood Plain Management & Regulations

October 2007


Am i in a flood zone
Am I in a Flood Zone?

Everyone is in a flood zone – It is important to know what type of flood zone and what risks and regulations are associated with your property.

Kill Devil Hills has three types of flood zones – VE, AE, & X


Flood zone designations
Flood Zone Designations

  • Zone AEreplaces Zone A1 – A30 (1% annual chance or 100-year flood area)

  • Zone VEreplaces Zone V1 – V30 (1% annual chance or 100-year flood area)

  • “Shaded” Zone Xreplaces Zone B (0.2% annual chance or 500-year flood area)

  • “Unshaded” Zone Xreplaces Zone C (minimal flood risk area)


Objectives of the kill devil hills flood damage prevention ordinance
Objectives of the Kill Devil Hills Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

  • Protect human life and health

  • Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects

  • Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding

  • Minimize prolonged business losses and interruptions

  • Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities

  • Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood prone areas

  • Ensure that potential buyers are aware that property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area


Ve flood zones
VE Flood Zones Ordinance

  • Located primary along the Oceanfront and some areas across NC 12

  • All structures must be built on elevated pilings or piers

  • No lower level enclosures allowed except those enclosed by lattice, screening or break-away walls.

  • More stringent construction methods recommended by FEMA


Ae flood zones
AE Flood Zones Ordinance

  • Much of the Town is located within an AE Flood Zone

  • AE areas are subject to occasional flooding

  • 1% chance of flooding in every year

  • A Base Flood Elevation (BFE) has been determined for all properties in Kill Devil Hills located in an AE Zone.


Accessory structures located in ae flood zones
Accessory Structures located in AE Flood Zones Ordinance

  • Shall not be used for human habitation

  • Shall not be temperature-controlled

  • Shall be designed to have low flood damage potential

  • Shall be provided with flood openings

  • Shall be constructed and placed on the site to minimize resistance to the flow of floodwaters

  • Shall be firmly anchored.

  • Must provide an elevation certificate if greater than 150 square feet.


Ae flood zones1
AE Flood Zones Ordinance

Lower level enclosures which are below the Base Flood Elevation should:

  • Not be used for human habitation

  • Not be finished or conditioned (heated or cooled)

  • Be constructed entirely of flood resistant materials

  • Be used only for …..

    • Parking of vehicles

    • Entry to the living area

    • Limited storage of maintenance equipment used in connection with the premises.


X flood zones
X Flood Zones Ordinance

  • Areas of minimal flood risk

  • Even properties located in an X zone are subject to flooding and eligible for Federal Flood Insurance



Why bother
Why Bother? Ordinance

There is a 5% chance of a home fire.

For a house located within the Special Flood Hazard Area, there is a 26% chancethat it will be inundated by a 100 year flood during the life of a 30-year mortgage.


Questions
Questions? Ordinance

Contact Us

Town of Kill Devil Hills

Planning Department

(252) 449-5318

PS – also great information at www.floodsmart.com


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