Holden Beach Property Owners Association

Representing the property owners of Holden Beach, NC

New Flood Maps! Update from the October Commissioners’ Meeting


Flood maps impact all of us.  Whether you have flood insurance, are buying or selling, building or remodeling, your flood rating comes into play.  At the Commissioners’ Meeting last night Inspections Director Tim Evans presented an overview of the new Preliminary Flood Maps. Most of our properties have been favorably impacted by the new maps.


To see how your property is impacted click here to go the maps, then zoom in on your property and click on it.  Ignore the address that shows up, it may not be correct.  The current flood information will be displayed on the right.  Note your Flood Zone (AE, VE, etc.) and your Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

To see the new map go to the top right corner and click the “Effective” drop down menu.  Select Preliminary and click on your property.  The new information will be displayed.

The new maps are called “preliminary” because you have a chance to appeal the change during a yet to be determined 90 day period.  The maps are essentially in effect now.  For more information on the maps, appealing and why the maps are already in effect check out Tim Evans’ presentation here.

In addition, at the meeting last night the Town adopted Resolution 14-11, a Tax Foreclosure Policy.  You can read it here.

As always, if you have questions or comments about what is happening in Holden Beach feel free to contact us at HBPOA@hotmail.com.



  1. Great message, very informative. I have checked the boxes to follow this topic by receiving email notifications.

  2. Upon reading the write-up about the new flood maps and taking a look at how they affect our property, I contacted my insurance agent to find out how to get my flood insurance updated with the new zoning. Contrary to the inference that the new maps are essentially in effect now, she told me they will not be in effect for flood insurance purposes as long as they are still categorized as “Preliminary”. Their status must change to “Effective” to be used for flood insurance rating.

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