Currituck County residents are invited to participate in an online flooding survey that will help officials in future planning, management and monitoring of flood hazards.
The 10-minute survey is part of a Duke University graduate student's research study to "create maps that record flooding hazards in Currituck County by utilizing the local knowledge of county residents about flooding history and assessing community members’ perception of flood risk."
"Currituck is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina, so any information that can help us plan for future growth is more than welcome," says Larry Lombardi, Currituck County Economic Development Director.
"I'm encouraging everyone in Currituck County to take the survey because more responses will lead to better insights."
The survey is available online through March 2018.
Online feedback will be used in writing a qualitative research report, which will be published online and shared with The Nature Conservancy and Currituck County Planning Department.
Results will help form a record of areas impacted by flooding within Currituck County and help with future planning, management and monitoring of flood hazards.