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What to Expect Map: Frequency of Flooding Video: What is a Floodplain?

What to Expect

During hurricane season we see severe rain in a short period of time between August and October. Weather like this can happen throughout the year, too.

This can cause creek levels to rise quickly and streambanks to flood. You may see impacts from these storms if your property is in or near: 

  • An area next to a creek or river (the floodplain); or, 
  • A floodprone area. 

This flooding happens naturally and cannot be completely prevented. It's important to stay safe. Have measures in place if you experience hazardous flooding, water damage, and limited access to and from your home when it rains. 

Map: Frequency of Flooding

Use this map to see where flooding typically occurs in Raleigh. The map shows areas in the floodplain and roads that are likely to flood.

  • Type in your address to see how close you are to these locations. 
  • Zoom in to see where we monitor flooding with warning signs and cameras.

See where it's flooding in real-time

Video: What is a Floodplain?

Watch this video to learn more about the floodplain and the best ways to stay safe. 

What’s a Floodplain?

A floodplain is the area next to a creek or river that floods. Learn about the best ways to stay safe in this area and the natural benefits the floodplain has on the environment.



Ben Brown, PE
Stormwater Administrator 

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