Dare County announces flood insurance discounts for 2022

By on December 24, 2021

(Dare County)

Dare County has received official notice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that its Community Rating System (CRS) ranking and associated flood insurance discounts will improve effective April 1, 2022.

All property owners in unincorporated Dare County with flood insurance coverage will be awarded this 20 percent discount on policies that are issued or renewed on or after April 1, 2022.

The CRS is a voluntary program of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that recognizes local government outreach activities and floodplain management standards that exceed the minimum requirements of the NFIP.

Dare County was previously rated as a Class 7 but will now move to a Class 6 due to the county’s extensive and ongoing efforts to promote flood hazard awareness and to implement a wide array of floodplain management and mitigation activities throughout the Outer Banks community.

Dare County is one of more than 1,500 communities nationwide that participate in the CRS program and has participated since its implementation in 1992. In CRS communities, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program:

  1. Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property.
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP.
  3. Foster comprehensive floodplain management.

The Dare County Planning Department oversees the county’s participation in the CRS program and administers annual outreach activities to property owners and stakeholders and also enforces Dare County’s floodplain regulations.

For additional information about Dare County’s participation in the CRS program and other helpful flood mitigation information, visit DareNC.com/Flood or contact the Dare County Planning Department at 252-475-5873.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • surf123

    Don’t get too excited as they are revamping the entire flood insurance program. Expect substantial increases as it is going to reflect the actual risk. I am bracing for a significant increase.

    Friday, Dec 24 @ 2:17 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Surf, you’re right. Here’s the previous story we wrote about that. https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2021/10/18/i-think-we-are-going-to-see-increases-here/

    Friday, Dec 24 @ 3:10 pm
  • Johnny

    Save half of what you’d spend on flood insurance in a bank account and you’ll have plenty of cash to cover damages. Flood insurance is one of the biggest racquets in the business. Same with wind and hail.

    Monday, Dec 27 @ 7:36 pm
  • Surfdog

    Just got my bill. Went up 20% again. Every year it goes up. Made a claim when Hurricane Irene hit and they have gotten every penny back.

    Wednesday, Jan 5 @ 2:17 pm