FEMA Releasing Preliminary Flood Elevation Maps

FEMA will release preliminary flood elevation maps for use in reconstruction after Sandy.

The Associated Press is reporting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will release advisory base flood elevation maps on Saturday allowing property owners and builders in ten New Jersey counties to learn more about flood hazards in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The maps provide depictions of flood hazards in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union counties.

The information recommends building elevations for use in reconstruction after Sandy. FEMA says the elevations will guide home and business owners through the recovery process and ensure stronger and safer rebuilding.


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Lori Barton December 15, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Hmmmmm, it's going to be very interesting to see how the new maps impact the United Water property. Perhaps that's the reason for Hekemian's revised plans. Perhaps they know that the area originally slated for 221 apartments and a 4 story parking garage are areas that will now be banned from that type of development due to flooding. One thing is for sure: Hekemian is not looking out for US. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as if our mayor is either. She continues to have blinders on concerning the detrimental effects of commercial development of that property. Come to Monday night's M&C meeting to let her know that you want to STOP OVERDEVELOPMENT & KEEP NEW MILFORD GREEN!(6:30 PM upstairs, 7:45 in council chambers)
Ulises December 15, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Here's what our Mayor told the Bergen Record this week, “If they make a new application, I think we should revisit the rezoning issue,” Subrizi said. “I still maintain that would be the best thing for the town.”. Why is developing along the Hackensack River what's best for the town? I hope to find out why on Monday. http://www.northjersey.com/newmilford/New_Milford_development_in_limbo.html?page=all&scpromo=1
David Bednarcik December 16, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Sad that wr might have moredevelopment


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