North Topsail Beach mayor testifies before a House natural resources subcommittee

Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 12:43 PM.

this has fostered the belief that with living on barrier islands, others are paying higher taxes to insure

and subsidize our frivolous lifestyle. To refute this claim, FEMA has told us and others that the coastal

NFIP program in North Carolina is a money maker not loser. We believe that, with the required building

codes and shoreline protection policy, disasters of the magnitude that occurred with Hurricane Sandy

can be avoided.

“The Town of North Topsail Beach has done extensive research to document the prior development of

the area. In essence, we did the research that the Fish and Wildlife Service said it did not have the time



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