Preliminary North Carolina Flood Maps

New and Preliminary North Carolina Flood Maps provide the public an early look at a home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. This page is for homeowners who want to understand how their current effective Flood Map may change when the preliminary FEMA maps becomes effective.

Releasing Preliminary North Carolina Flood Maps

The release of preliminary flood hazard maps, or Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), is an important step in the mapping lifecycle for a community. This release provides community officials, the public, and other stakeholders with their first view of the current flood hazards, which include changes that may have occurred in the flood risks throughout the community, or county, since the last flood hazard map was published.

Property Owners Can Take Advantage of “Grandfathering”

If a property is mapped into a high-risk area (shown as a zone labeled with letters starting with “A” or “V”) and the owner has a mortgage through a federally regulated or insured lender, flood insurance will be required when the FIRM becomes effective. Lenders do have the option to make the purchase of flood insurance a condition for their loans at any time, and some lenders may institute such requirements in advance of the maps becoming effective.

Preliminary Flood Maps Available:

North Carolina Flood Maps

Alamance County Flood Maps

Bladen County Flood Maps

Camden County Flood Maps

Caswell County Flood Maps

Chatham County Flood Maps

Chowan County Flood Maps

Columbus County Flood Maps

Cumberland County Flood Maps

Duplin County Flood Maps

Durham County Flood Maps

Franklin County Flood Maps

Granville County Flood Maps

Guilford County Flood Maps

Harnett County Flood Maps

Hoke County Flood Maps

Iredell County Flood Maps

Johnston County Flood Maps

Lee County Flood Maps

Mecklenburg County Flood Maps

Moore County Flood Maps

Nash County Flood Maps

New Hanover County Flood Maps

Orange County Flood Maps

Pasquotank County Flood Maps

Person County Flood Maps

Robeson County Flood Maps

Rowan County Flood Maps

Sampson County Flood Maps

Scotland County Flood Maps

Stanly County Flood Maps

Union County Flood Maps

Vance County Flood Maps

Wake County Flood Maps

Warren County Flood Maps

Wayne County Flood Maps


Current & New FEMA Flood Maps