Cabarrus County periodically experiences localized flooding in areas bordered by rivers and creeks. Residents and property owners should become familiar with areas most prone to flooding. They should also take steps now to prepare for a flood emergency to help protect lives and property.
Flooding events often cause some roads and bridges in Cabarrus to become impassable. Flooding can occasionally lead to the evacuation of some structures, such as:
- other buildings
Cabarrus County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). This program is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Our participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) helps property owners. County residents are eligible to purchase discounted flood insurance from NFIP. Participation in NFIP also makes available federal financial assistance to property owners. This assistance is for the permanent repair or reconstruction of insurable buildings. These buildings must have been damaged by flooding.
Learn more about Cabarrus County's NFIP status in the Community Status Book.
Mapping and identification resources are available through the NC Flood Mapping Information System. You can monitor real time flood gauge data for Cabarrus County and NC. This data is available at NC Flood Inundation Mapping and Alert Network.
Cabarrus County has information available locally regarding:
- flood Insurance rate maps
- rules for building in the floodplain
- protecting property from flood damage
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