Floodplain Management

Flood Hazards

Caldwell County periodically experiences localized flooding in areas bordered by rivers and creeks. Residents and property owners are encouraged to become familiar with those areas most prone to flooding and to take steps now to prepare for a flood emergency to help protect lives and property.

Flooding events often cause some roads and bridges in Caldwell County to become impassable. Flooding also can occasionally lead to the evacuation of some structures, such as homes, businesses, barns, and other buildings.

Caldwell County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Because of participation in NFIP, property owners in Caldwell County are eligible to purchase discounted flood insurance from NFIP. Participation in NFIP also makes available federal financial assistance to property owners for the permanent repair or reconstruction of insurable buildings damaged as a result of flooding. 

For further information about Floodplain Management, please contact the Planning Department at 828-757-6855 or 828-426-8354. For further information about construction, please contact the Building Inspections office at 828-426-8585.

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