Official Website of the City of Statesville, North Carolina
Flood Plain Determination


The City of Statesville Staff is available to help you determine whether or not your property is located in a flood plain. Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting entire river basins and multiple states.

Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam. Even very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying ground that appear harmless in dry weather can flood. Detemining wether or not you are in a flood plain is important.  The cost of property insurance and your personal safety risk can increase if you are located in a Flood Plain.  The following website can help you determine your risk: 

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard:
Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.
Flood Warning: Flooding is occurring or will occur soon; if advised to evacuate, do so immediately.
Flash Flood Warning: A flash flood is occurring; seek higher ground on foot immediately



Elaine Anthony
Planner II
Site Plan/
Subdivision Review
email Elaine
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