Officials say they need feedback on a draft assessment intended to help address the risks and vulnerability associated with impacts from hurricanes, flooding, wind damage, extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires in eastern North Carolina.
The state Office of Recovery Resiliency’s Regional Resilience Portfolio Program and the council of governments for the Albemarle, Cape Fear, Eastern Carolina and Mid-East partnered to create four draft vulnerability assessments, specific to region.
The draft assessments describe the impacts of extreme weather events on housing, the environment and the economy. They’re to be used to create a portfolio of priority community resilience projects and guide plans for building community resilience.
Comments will be accepted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Vulnerability Assessment until Aug. 17.
The Albemarle Commission Council of Governments region includes Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties. The draft assessments and online public comment forms can be found at
The Cape Fear Council of Governments region includes Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. The draft assessments and online public comment forms can be found at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/resiliency/resilient-communities/rise/cape-fear.
The Eastern Carolina Council of Governments region includes Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne counties. The draft assessments and online public comment forms can be found
Mid-East Commission Council of Governments region includes Beaufort, Bertie, Hertford, Martin and Pitt counties. The draft assessments and online public comment forms can be found at https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/resiliency/resilient-communities/rise/mid-east.
“Public input can help strengthen the draft vulnerability assessments for these regions. Residents may have insights about how to sharpen the findings and ensure that they accurately reflect their community and region,” officials said.
The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program is a part of the the larger Regions Innovating for Strong Economies and Environment, or RISE, Program, a partnership between NCORR and N.C. Rural Center, in collaboration with the N.C. Councils of Governments. The Regional Resilience Portfolio Program serves nine council of governments regions.