Public Comment for Hazard Mitigation Projects

As part of New Hanover County’s Long Term Hurricane Recovery Plan, New Hanover County applied on behalf of residents for buyout of their properties, or elevation of their properties, that had extensive damage from Hurricane Florence. The county also applied for funding to address stormwater drainage to help improve the flow of streams and creeks in our area. Before funding is approved for these projects, FEMA is seeking public comments.

These projects are critical to help prevent future damage from hurricanes and other weather events, and residents are encouraged to provide feedback by October 26. Read the full public notice here.

Acquisitions (buyouts)
The area affected by this project consists of potentially 7 properties located on the following streets in New Hanover County: Gilbert Curry Drive, Avon Court, Apple Road, Pilgrim Circle, Parmele Road, Blue Clay Road and River Road. This will be a voluntary acquisition program. For all property owners who decide to participate in this voluntary program, the properties will be acquired using Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds. The properties will be demolished and deeded as open space in perpetuity and will be allowed to revert to their natural state.

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Elevations
The area affected by this project consists of potentially 15 properties located on the following streets in New Hanover County: Pilgrim Circle, E Brandywine Circle, Avon Court, Sandy Lane, N 23rd Street, Cheyenne Trail, Heritage Park Drive, Candlewood Drive, Castle Hayne Road, Birds View Court, Marathon Landing Court, Millhouse Road, River Road, Bayshore Drive, Vintage Club Circle and Wooster Street. The finished floors of the residential structures will be elevated above the base flood elevation with free board to reduce the impacts of flooding events.

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Stormwater Improvement
The area affected by this project consists of potentially 29 stormwater improvement projects location throughout New Hanover County. The storm drainage projects will enhance drainage and reduce the impacts from flooding by vegetation and sediment removal and other improvements to the drainage areas.

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Public Comment
Comments are solicited from the public; local, state or federal agencies; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The comments should be made in writing and addressed to New Hanover County, attn.: Hurricane Recovery Coordination Office, 230 Government Center Dr., Suite 195, Wilmington, NC 28403, or emailed to HurricaneRecovery@NHCgov.com by October 26, 2019.

Click here to submit a comment.