In 2019, as part of Senate bill 429, a disaster recovery legislative package, the N.C. General Assembly funded a $2 million flood resiliency study and charged the N.C. Policy Collaboratory to study flooding and resiliency against future storms in eastern North Carolina.
The study report was submitted on June 1, 2021 and contains more than a dozen implementation action items focused on:
- Floodplain buyouts
- Financial risk
- Natural systems
- Public Health
The legislative study report and all supporting technical documents can be found on the Collaboratory’s Flood Resiliency Study webpage.