Flood Protection Assistance

Three types of flood protection assistance are provided by NTB, including property protection advice (PPA), advice after a site visit (PPV), and financial assistance advice (FAA). These types of assistance are advertised in the annual mailing to floodplain residents and repetitive loss properties and on the Town’s website.

The PPI committee requested that the Topsail Island Association of Realtors advertise this service to their members annually through their newsletter. The Planning Director shall work with the Town Clerk to utilize other types of advertisements, such as public service announcements, using radio, television and newspaper ads.

Property protection advice (PPA)

The Planning Director and Building Inspector provide one-on-one advice about property protection (such as retrofitting techniques and drainage improvements). The PPI committee includes promotion of this service as part of Table 10 - Outreach Projects (OP) Protection.

Advice provided after a site visit (PPV)

The Planning Director and Building Inspector are available to and shall endeavor to make a site visit before providing the advice. The PPI committee includes promotion of this service as part of Table 10 - Outreach Projects (OP) Protection.

Financial assistance advice (FAA)

The Planning Director provides advice on available financial assistance programs. The PPI committee includes promotion of this service as part of Table 10 - Outreach Projects (OP). The Planning Director shall document a check of the sources of assistance listed below to determine which ones may be available and appropriate for the community.

Advisor training (TNG)

The PPI committee strongly encourages the Planning Director and Building Inspector to attend the next available EMI courses on retrofitting or grants programs.