Craven County, NC Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Craven County’s multi-year Flood Mitigation Assistance Program mitigated over 22 repetitive-loss properties, which also included the first Mitigation Reconstruction (teardown/rebuild) completed in the state. These elevated or rebuilt homes were located within traditional residential neighborhoods, as well as waterfront communities. Structures sizes range from 900 to 2800 square feet, some with multiple stories. All project activities were successfully completed within FEMA’s required Period of Performance.
Staff at Insight Planning & Development worked with Craven County to help identify units and apply for the funding as well as administer the federal grants with feasibility, work write-up, bid process, and construction management. These projects reduced flood insurance premiums for the owners and saved all of the properties (which had flooded in Hurricane Irene in 2011) from flooding in Hurricane Florence in 2018.