Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes delegated to local governmental units the responsibility to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of its citizenry. As a result, the Town of Clayton has adopted a local Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. Staff proposed an Amendment (PDF) to the Town's Code of Ordinances in June 2018 to adopt the updated Flood Insurance Rate Map, which is required to maintain participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. The new maps are available for viewing on the NC Flood Mapping Program's website using the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) viewer.
This ordinance is necessary for the following reasons:
- The flood prone areas of the Town of Clayton are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life, property, health and safety hazards
- Floods can cause the disruption of commerce and governmental services
- Floods can cause extraordinary public expenditures of flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base
- All of the above adversely impact the public health, safety, and general welfare
- The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides flood insurance to property owners residing in Chatham County as a result of this ordinance and the county's participation in the NFIP program. The county strongly encourages residents to participate in the NFIP
- The Town of Clayton is eligible for federal disaster funds as a result of this program
Use GIS Map to Show Floodplain Areas
Johnston County's GIS website can be used to map the FEMA Regulatory Special Flood Hazard Area (see hatched floodplain area) for property owners.
Please see the following links for further information or contact the Town of Clayton Floodplain Administrator at 919-553-5002: