Floodplain Management

Floodplain management and flood damage prevention are key functions of any incorporated municipality. In River Bend this is accomplished through our Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance.

The regulations set forth in that Ordinance are consistently applied by the Zoning Administrator and Floodplain Manager (two of the functions of the Town Manager) and the Assistant Zoning Administrator (AZA) who also is a Certified Floodplain Manager. The AZA is responsible for all aspects of our floodplain management efforts and is the point of contact for citizens, builders, developers and other government regulators.

FEMA - Class 8 Community Rating System

River Bend achieved a Class 8 rating in the Community Rating System.

This is a significant achievement for our Town and for River Bend residents who purchase Flood Insurance policies.

Read a letter from FEMA about what this new rating means to those who hold flood insurance policies.

Read a short essay about the process to obtain this lower rating.

Many thanks to former residents Harry Nelson and George Pfeiffer, community volunteers who dedicated countless hours of service to this project, and to our CRS Coordinator for their hard work in reaching our goal.

For more information about the CRS program or any other aspect of flood damage prevention, contact Allison McCollum at 252.638.3870 x-216.

Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Town of River Bend is a participant in the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan area consists of Craven, Pamlico, Beaufort and Carteret Counties along with all of the municipalities in those Counties. The plan is a 5-year plan and it is now time to renew the plan for another 5-year period.

The Town of River Bend is scheduled to adopt the plan at the May 21, 2020 Council Meeting. Please feel free to direct any questions to River Bend Town Manager, Delane Jackson at manager@riverbendnc.org  or calling 252-638-3870 X 213.