The City of New Bern is undertaking a new effort at flood mitigation and resiliency planning and needs your help.

Residents and visitors remember the devastating effects of hurricane Florence in eastern North Carolina, and the images of hurricane Laura’s devastation in Texas and Louisiana illustrate the need for hazard mitigation and resiliency planning in coastal communities.

“Earlier this year, the City began working with our consultant partners on a multi-phase, long term hazard mitigation and resiliency plan that will include significant public input,” the city announced in a news release. “Once it is complete, the City hopes this plan will become a model for other coastal communities. We invite you to be a part of this endeavor as we work together to plan for New Bern’s future.”

Here’s How You Can Get Involved:

Complete the public participation survey. It takes a few minutes. Access the survey here.

The survey will close on Sept. 24, 2020. Encourage your family and friends to participate too! We will post the results once the survey closes.

Subscribe to the mailing list. Sign up for the latest updates, meetings, and other information as it becomes available by clicking here and completing the form.

Visit the project webpage often. The project webpage will host all information relating to this initiative, including the project schedule and resources available for download. It will be continually updated with the latest information and news.

Connect with on social media by following the City of New Bern on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Have a question, comment, or concern about the resiliency plan? Contact them at

“We invite you to virtually attend our first public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. The meeting flyer, including instructions on how to attend, is shown below. This meeting will include a discussion on resiliency and hazard mitigation and will introduce our consultant partners. We’ll talk about what mitigation and resiliency planning means for New Bern and our next steps in this process. We hope you can join us.”

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