Preparing for a Hurricane can seem like an overwhelming task – Where to begin? What items do I really need? When to prepare? These are just a few of the questions you may have. Media tells us one thing and friends and family another. Follow these links to learn how to plan and be better prepared before the next storm is upon us!
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in this State. It is vital for property owners to understand their risk and take advantage of tools or programs available to them, including flood insurance, to help reduce flooding impacts. The new maps in Isle of Wight County and Town of Smithfield are an update of the existing FIRM, which dates back to 2002. The FIRM and the associated Flood Insurance Study (FIS) provide the basis for communicating and identifying risk and for floodplain management measures. Isle of Wight County is required to adopt updated maps to continue participating in the NFIP, which makes flood insurance available to the community. Learn More