In September 1999, Tarboro was submerged under the massive floodwaters that followed Hurricane Floyd. The devastation occurred after torrential rains dropped 15 to 20 inches across eastern North Carolina and compounded the severe damage wrought by the hurricane. The entire town was without water and electricity for up to 10 days and sustained millions of dollars in damage.
This event underscored the need for the citizens of Tarboro to be informed about how to protect themselves from future flooding events. This page contains information that citizens can use to protect themselves and their property from flooding. For more information contact the Planning Department at (252) 641-4219 or visit us at 500 Main Street in Room 113. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For information about flooding check out the Frequently Asked Questions document.
For information about the mandatory purchase requirement for flood insurance, click here.
To visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency online, visit www.FEMA.gov