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New Bern Kicks Off Resiliency Planning Effort

New Bern, which was flooded during 2018 Hurricane Florence, shown here, is launching a resiliency planning and flood mitigation effort. Photo: New Bern

New Bern officials and staff are launching a flood mitigation and resiliency planning effort and is calling for the public to get involved.

The first public meeting will be held on Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and will include a discussion on resiliency and hazard mitigation as well as introduce the city’s consultant partners. Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here. Meeting ID is 830 6589 2514 and Passcode is 802088 or watch the Virtual Public Meeting live on Facebook at @cityofnb.

Hurricane Florence in September 2018 caused New Bern about $100 million in residential and commercial damages, mostly due to flooding. Since the storm, New Bern has sought many grants to repair and restore infrastructure, replace city equipment, and improve New Bern’s resiliency, according to the city.

There is a project webpage housing all the information related to the initiative, including the project schedule and resources available that will be updated with the latest information and news.

Earlier this year, the city began working with the consultant partners on a multi-phase, long-term hazard mitigation and resiliency plan that will include significant public input, according to the officials Friday.

The public can get involved by completing this survey  launched Friday that will close Sept. 24 and by signing up for emails with updates, meetings using this form.

For questions, comments, or concern about the resiliency plan contact resiliency@newbernnc.gov.

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The story was compiled by staff members of Coastal Review Online.