Leland to Host Open House on Flood Risks

Staff from the Town of Leland’s Department of Planning and Inspections invite property owners to learn more about flooding risks and flood insurance during an open house, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive.

During this drop-in event, participants will have the opportunity to meet with knowledgeable staff to discuss their specific potential flooding risks, based upon FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps,

Flooding can happen anywhere it can rain, so the risk extends beyond flood zones. And, outside those flood zones, flooding can cause property damage not typically covered by other homeowners insurance policies. 

It is important to note that there is a 30-day waiting period after purchasing flood insurance; it is not immediately effective. Property owners interested in purchasing flood insurance are advised to do so soon, as we enter the peak of hurricane season.

For more information and resources, visit the Town’s website.

Questions regarding the upcoming open house should be directed to Ben Andrea, Director of Planning and Inspections, bandrea@townofleland.com or (910) 338-9206.