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  • Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:40 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    The purpose of this workshop will be to address the need and interests in training and education on the technical and non-technical aspects of GSI practices, Hugo Neu and the National Municipal Stormwater Alliance have teamed to host a one-day event at Kearny Point. While the information shared will include a generalized view of GSI, there will be a particular focus on New Jersey dynamics and issues.  For further information click here.

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 9:49 AM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)


    The 2018 NJAFM Conference was the first public discussion on this report and its findings. NJAFM members Mike Graham, Mark Mauriello and John Miller participated in the Gilbert F. White Policy Forum where this was discussed last year.  For the ASFPM Foundation news release and links to the report click here.




  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020 4:53 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)
    Flood Mapping for the Nation

    Since 1969, the US has invested $6.6 billion ($10.6 billion in 2019 dollars) in flood hazard mapping, resulting in nearly $22 billion in losses avoided. 


    But the work is far from over. Flood Mapping for the Nation provides a cost analysis for completing and maintaining the nation's NFIP flood map inventory.

    Download the Report

    Only 1/3 of the nation's streams have currently been mapped. 

    Floodplain mapping is a sound investment that saves lives, reduces flood losses, and keeps communities thriving, all at a 2-to-1 cost benefit for taxpayers.

    In its Flood Mapping for the Nation report, ASFPM estimates the cost to complete flood mapping in the US at $3.2 billion to $11.8 billion. The steady-state cost to then maintain accurate and up-to-date flood maps ranges from $107 million to $480 million annually.

    Floods are the leading cause of natural disaster losses in the US, and more than half of American voters are personally impacted by floodingWithout complete or accurate flood maps, local officials face serious difficulties in guiding development away from the most hazardous areas or ensuring that development is properly built to protect lives and property.  For more information go to here.



  • Monday, February 10, 2020 10:39 AM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    Updated Jan 27, 2020; Posted Jan 25, 2020

    Newark car stuck flooding January 25 2020

    A car is stranded after becoming stuck on a flooded street in Newark on Janaury 25, 2020. (Rebecca Panico | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)Rebecca Panico | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    By Rebecca Panico | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Michael Sol Warren | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    (This report was updated at 6:25 p.m. Saturday)

    Heavy rain on Saturday caused roads across New Jersey to flood.

    By Saturday afternoon, multiple state highways down the Shore in South Jersey were experiencing lane closures due to flooding, the New Jersey Department of Transportation warned in social media posts. The affected highways included Route 40 eastbound in Egg Harbor, Route 147 westbound in North Wildwood and Route 47 southbound in Wildwood.

    Flooding was also causing traffic problems on the following highways as of Saturday evening, according to 511nj.org:

    • US 22 eastbound near Garden State Parkway in Union Township
    • I-287 southbound, south of Exit 57 (Skyline Drive) in Oakland
    • I-295 southbound, south of Exit 40 (Route 38) in Mount Laurel Township
    • NJ 35 southbound, north of the Turnpike in Woodbridge

    A car was stranded at the intersection of Foundry Street and Ferry Street in Newark’s East Ward after being stuck in water that was up to the vehicle’s hood.

    In Hackensack, firefighters helped an elderly man out of his car after the man found himself stranded in a flooded parking lot.

    Hackensack flooding January 25 2020

    Hackensack firefighters responded to an elderly man stuck in a car in a flooded parking lot after heavy rain on January 25, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the Hackensack Fire Department)Photo courtesy of the Hackensack Fire Department

    It wasn’t just the roads that were hampered by the rain. Flooding in Camden caused NJ Transit to temporarily suspend River Line service between the Walter Rand Transportation Center and Waterfront Entertainment Complex. River Line service resumed at 2:15 p.m., according to NJ Transit spokesman Jim Smith.

    The rain is expected to continue through the evening across the state, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday is expected to clear up, with forecasted high temperatures ranging from about 50° in Newark to 55° in Atlantic City.

    Top rainfall totals

    These are among the highest rainfall totals reported across New Jersey on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service and the Rutgers NJ Weather Network.

    • 2.29 inches in Pennington, Mercer County
    • 1.95 inches in Vineland, Cumberland County
    • 1.86 inches in Pennsville, Salem County
    • 1.79 inches in Delran, Burlington County
    • 1.77 inches in Mickleton (East Greenwich), Gloucester County
    • 1.71 inches in Princeton, Mercer County
    • 1.68 inches in Belle Mead, Somerset County
    • 1.68 inches in Logan Twp., Gloucester County
    • 1.68 inches in Mannington, Salem County
    • 1.68 inches in Riegelsville, Warren County
    • 1.66 inches in Caldwell, Essex County
    • 1.65 inches in Cedar Grove, Essex County
    • 1.64 inches in Cinnaminson, Burlington County
    • 1.62 inches in South Harrison, Gloucester County
    • 1.60 inches in Florham Park, Morris County
    • 1.60 inches in Millburn, Essex County
    • 1.59 inches in Chatham, Morris County
    • 1.58 inches in Woodstown, Salem County
    • 1.56 inches in Millville, Cumberland County
    • 1.55 inches in Mount Holly, Burlington County
    • 1.52 inches in Edison, Middlesex County
    • 1.52 inches in Medford, Burlington County
    • 1.52 inches in Sicklerville, Camden County

    NJ Advance Media staff writers Rodrigo Torrejon and Len Melisurgo contributed to this report.

    Rebecca Panico may be reached at rpanico@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaPanico.

    Michael Sol Warren may be reached at mwarren@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MSolDub. Find NJ.com on Facebook.


  • Monday, February 10, 2020 10:25 AM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    Normandy Beach nuisance flooding

    An SUV drives through a flooded street in Normandy Beach, a community straddling the Brick and Toms River border on Barnegat Peninsula. Due to sea level rise, officials say the Jersey Shore has a growing problem with so-called nuisance flooding at high tide, which is not as damaging as a storm surge but is much more frequent and can close roads and cause other problems.Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    Rising sea level has made flooding increasingly common on the barrier peninsula separating Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, where there doesn’t even have to be a storm surge for high tides to close roads and inundate neighborhoods.

    Hundreds of residents of the Barnegat Peninsula community of Normandy Beach -- which straddles the Brick and Toms River border -- have banded together to call for measures to combat an increase in so-called “nuisance flooding,” which researchers say has resulted from an accelerated rise in sea level linked to climate change.

    “We have noticed, certainly, the flooding is getting worse,” said John Armstrong, a member of the Normandy Beach Improvement Association, who owns a house on Normandy Drive in Brick. “The flooding used to occur once or twice a year. Now, it’s occurring on a monthly basis.”

    Armstrong said he and many of the group’s other 300 members will attend Tuesday night’s Brick Township Council meeting to continue pressing for anti-flooding measures including raising the elevation of streets, updating drainage systems, constructing pumping stations, or a combination of those or other technologies.

    Local, county and state officials have acknowledged the problem, and are taking steps to address the area’s growing vulnerability to nuisance flooding, as well as to the more frequent and severe storms that researchers say will accompany rising sea levels.

    In Toms River, which contains the southern part of Normandy Beach, the elevation of several streets have already been raised in conjunction with drainage improvements, partially funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection. And in Brick, municipal officials have met with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and are seeking proposals for flood-resiliency measures from experts.

    “We’re not looking at it as a political issue,” said Joanne Bergin, Brick’s township administrator, acknowledging that climate change has been a partisan issue on a nation level, if not locally, where the problem is all too immediate. “We’re looking at it in real-time, with what people are living with.”

    The Ocean County engineer, John Earnst, said the increasing frequency of nuisance flooding goes beyond Normandy Beach. Earnst said the county had commissioned Stockton University to collect flood data and draft a report that the county could use to address the issue.

    “We’re waiting for those results,” Earnst said Tuesday. “We are getting complaints throughout the county, whether it’s on the mainland or the barrier island, primarily as a result of the tide.”

    Complaints about the increased incidence of flooding is consistent with findings contained in a November 2019 Rutgers University report that sea level rose 17.6 inches along the Jersey Shore between 1911 and 2019, including an 8.2-inch rise since 1979. And, the report said, sea level rise is expected to accelerate in the future.

    “The number of days that New Jersey residents have experienced high-tide floods in the absence of an associated storm has increased in recent years,” the report states.

    The report cited the example of Atlantic City, which during the 1950s averaged fewer than one high-tide flood per year, compared with an average of 8 a year from 2007 to 2016.

    New Jersey’s rate of sea level rise is twice the global average, though not because of any especially high level of greenhouse gas emissions. Rather, it’s thanks to a phenomenon known as “glacial isostatic adjustment,” that has caused mid-Atlantic states to sink since the last ice age.

    Toms River’s township engineer, Bob Chankalian, said raising the elevation of the streets has been the most effective means of combatting nuisance flooding, combined with an increase in the number of storm drains to channel away water that runs off the newly elevated street.

    Toms River nuisance flooding

    A street in Toms River inundated by tidal flooding, also known as nuisance flooding, which has become increasingly common as sea level rises.Toms River Township

    Under an initiative that began about five years ago targeting streets that are less than three feet above sea level, Chankalian said half a dozen streets have been raised by Toms River so far, including stretches of Harbor Lane, Harbor Court and Canal Lanes.

    He said streets are never raised above the level of a home, which would send runoff onto doorsteps and into foundations. And when regrading of a front yard or construction of a new driveway is required, the township pays for it, he said.

    “It’s been working very well,” Chankalian said, adding that he uses testimonials from homeowners who have been through the process in presentations intended to allay concerns of those looking ahead to it.

    Chankalian said the DEP has provided grant money to finance 25-30% of each street elevation project’s cost. In Brick, Mayor John Ducey has joined Bergin and the township engineer, Melissa Commins, in meeting with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to discuss the flooding situation and the possibility of FEMA funding for resiliency measures.

    And while FEMA is potentially a source of large-scale funding, the agency requires local officials to demonstrate that its aid would be a sound financial investment for the agency, specifically that the money FEMA would save from a reduced number of flood benefits claims would offset the dollar amount of aid for resiliency projects.

    Bergin noted that the township had applied for roadway raising funds in the past but was rejected due to an insufficient cost-benefit analysis.

    Apart from the nuisance flooding issue, another federal agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is devising a large-scale, long-term project in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that’s intended to minimize the impact of storm surges.

    In the near-term, Ducey said Brick is now awaiting a proposal for a flood control plan from ACT Engineers, a Robbinsville firm that has already done coastal surveying work for the township.

    In addition, Ducey added, the township council has authorized spending $200,000 this year on “flapper valves” that can be installed in the existing storm drain system, allowing floodwater to run off streets and out into the bay or ocean while keeping the water from flowing back in.

    Whatever measures the township takes, Ducey acknowledged that they may be only temporary.

    The November report included projections that sea level on the Jersey Shore will rise by more than a foot above its 2,000 mark by the year 2030. Beyond that, depending on greenhouse gas emissions, the sea level rise will be as much as 2.1 feet by 2050, the report said. By 2100, according to the report, the sea could be 6.3 feet higher, which would all but submerge Barnegat Peninsula.

    “That’s something that people have to be concerned about,” Ducey said. “For sure.”

    Steve Strunsky may be reached at sstrunsky@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @SteveStrunsky. Find NJ.com on FacebookHave a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips.

    https://www.nj.com/news/2020/01/our-homes-flood-monthly-and-we-need-help-jersey-shore-residents-say.html

  • Thursday, December 26, 2019 2:13 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)
    Source:   

    https://pressfrom.info/us/news/us/-369781-in-new-jersey-a-slow-motion-evacuation-from-climate-change.html

    Woodbridge - Residents Fleeing a "Slow-Motion Disaster"  

    By Wayne Parry and Ted Shaffrey - Associated Press   


    A flood-plain forest grows now where there used to be houses in the Watson Crampton neighborhood in Woodbridge, N.J., as seen from the air on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Heards Brook on the top meets the Woodbridge River on the left, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean. Homeowners here took buyouts through a program that purchases houses and demolishes them to remove people from danger and to help absorb water from rising sea levels due to climate change. 

    A demolition crew takes down a house in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The homeowner took a buyout through a program that purchases houses, demolishes them and returns the land to wild grass and trees to help absorb the water from rising sea levels due to climate change. 

    A worker sprays water to stop the spread of dust as a demolition crew takes down a house in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The homeowner took a buyout through a program that purchases houses, demolishes them and returns the land to wild grass and trees to help absorb the water from rising sea levels due to climate change. 

    Biologist Brooke Maslo of Rutgers University stands in the flood plain forest she designed in the Watson Crampton neighborhood in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Plastic tubes that protect and nurture growing trees and wild grass stand where houses once stood.

    A demolition crew takes down a house in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The homeowner took a buyout through a program that purchases houses, demolishes them and returns the land to wild grass and trees to help absorb the water from rising sea levels due to climate change. 

    A flood-plain forest now grows where there used to be houses in the Watson Crampton neighborhood in Woodbridge, N.J., on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. The Woodbridge River leads to the Atlantic Ocean. One hundred and forty five homes have been demolished and returned to nature in Woodbridge since 2013. 

    Housing is in high demand in the heavily populated northeastern United States. But in Woodbridge, New Jersey, the state has bought and torn down 145 homes since 2013 and returned the land to nature, with eight homes demolished this month alone. Dozens more are slated to be torn down in the near future.

    Some neighborhoods in this town of over 100,000 residents just off the bustling New Jersey Turnpike are projected to be partly or fully underwater in coming decades as global sea levels rise.

    Earlier this month, Patricia Kambach, 80, went inside rather than watch a crew demolish her longtime neighbor's home. Kambach has lived in her house on Lewis Street since John F. Kennedy was president.

    "I lived here 56 years and it's hard," said Kambach, as she watched an enormous excavator machine used to tear down houses.

    “A lot of people are taking the buyout because they are getting good price for their house and we do have problems with the water,” she said. Soon she will move out, and her home will be demolished.


  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:44 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    Source:  https://patch.com/new-jersey/tomsriver/report-says-hundreds-nj-towns-face-hurricane-flooding-risk

    Hundreds of NJ communities can now be impacted by hurricanes, a report says – and many of them are not at the Jersey Shore. Find out where.

    By Tom Davis, Patch Staff
    Nov 19, 2019 11:01 am ET | Updated Nov 19, 2019 12:39 pm ET
    Hundreds of NJ communities can now be impacted by hurricanes, a report says – and many of them are not at the Jersey Shore. Find out where.Hundreds of NJ communities can now be impacted by hurricanes, a report says – and many of them are not at the Jersey Shore. Find out where. (YouTube photo/Point Pleasant Dive Team)

    NEW JERSEY — A new report released this past week shows climate change is moving at such a rapid pace that the risk of sea-level rise, flooding and hurricane impacts has skyrocketed for hundreds of communities in New Jersey (see maps below).

    The research performed by Rutgers University and other collaborators says the tidal flooding risk in New Jersey has more than doubled in 40 years. The nearly six inches of sea-level rise since 1980 has increased the number of current New Jersey homes at risk of frequent flooding by about 110 percent, according to the report.

    The risk of hurricane impact is also greatly expanding: The frequency and extent of storm surges have increased since the 1980s, meaning thousands more of today's homes and other structures are now at risk of flooding at least once during a 30-year mortgage, the report says.

    "We estimate between 62,000 and 86,000 more homes and commercial properties, worth a combined value of more than $60 billion, now sit in areas with a 1-in-30 chance of hurricane flooding," according to the report from Rhodium Group's Energy & Climate team, as well as other collaborators at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Chicago and Rutgers.

    And the hurricane risk extends beyond the coasts. While New Jersey's coastal communities face the bulk of hurricane-driven flood risk, the potential for wind damage from these storms extends inland, the report says.Subscribe

    Four decades ago, the odds that an average New Jersey home outside the state's coastal counties would experience hurricane-force winds in a given year was less than 1-in-200. That has grown to between 1-in-30 and 1-in-100, the report says.

    "Exposure to flooding driven by hurricanes and nor'easters is increasing, and this report highlights that wind damage from hurricanes is growing, too. But by integrating climate change and sea-level rise into regional planning, we can reduce the human and economic costs of these changes. And reducing global greenhouse gas emissions can significantly decrease the magnitude of the problem we have to deal with, particularly beyond 2050," Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Robert E. Kopp said.

    This map shows the increased flooding risk:

    This map shows the increased hurricane risk:

    There are 27,000 more buildings worth a combined $15 billion that are now likely to flood at least once a year, according to the report.

    There are 23,000 more homes and other buildings worth a combined $13 billion at risk of frequent flooding in 2019 than if sea levels had remained at 1980s levels, according to the report.

    Related: Report Shows How At Least 19 NJ Towns 'Soon' Could Be Under Water

    Here's what "New Jersey's Rising Coastal Risk" also says:

    • Rising coastal risk carries significant economic costs: "We estimate that the expected average annual loss to New Jersey from hurricane-related wind and flood damage today is likely $670 million to $1.3 billion higher than it would have been if sea levels and hurricane activity in the 1980s remained constant."
    • New Jersey's exposure is projected to grow: It is likely that, by mid-century, an additional 33,000 to 58,000 buildings in the state will flood frequently. An additional 73,000 to 113,000 buildings worth a combined $60 to $96 billion will likely be in the 1-in-30-year floodplain by 2050. Average annual hurricane wind and flood damage in the state will likely grow by $1.3 to $3.1 billion.
    • Resilience investments can reduce current and future risk: "These projections are not foregone conclusions. Future reductions in global emissions would substantially reduce these hazards in the second half of the century, but that alone will not be enough. Vulnerable communities can better prepare for floods and storm damage by linking planning, mitigation, and adaptation. Zoning can guide development away from at-risk areas. Existing structures can be protected through retrofitting."


  • Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:38 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    Source:  https://www.nj.com/news/2019/12/bad-news-for-nj-dramatic-sea-level-rise-expected-plus-more-flooding-and-storms.html

    By Michael Sol Warren | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

    New Jersey is projected to experience “dramatic” sea level rise through the rest of this century, bringing worsening storm surges and more regular flooding to the Garden State, according to a new report released by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday.

    That means that sea levels in the Garden State are expected to be up to 6.3 feet higher by 2100 than they were in 2000, up to 1.1 feet higher by 2030 and up to 2.1 feet higher by 2050.

    “New Jersey is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and we must work together to be more resilient against a rising sea and future storms,” said Governor Phil Murphy.

    The DEP said that the new report, titled “New Jersey’s Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms,” gives important baselines that will guide state efforts to adapt and become more resilient as climate change drives sea levels higher.

    The report was released during the first meeting of the state’s newly formed Interagency Council on Climate Resilience — a group made up of 17 state agencies and chaired by the Governor’s office that was formed by an executive order from Murphy.

    “New Jersey has much to lose if we do not act quickly and decisively to adapt to the realities of climate change,” DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe said. “This study illustrates the sobering reality that our coastal landscape will change drastically, and we must act with urgency to ensure the long-term viability of our coastal and waterfront communities.

    The report is an update on information published by Rutgers University in 2016. Bob Kopp, the director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and the lead author of the new report, said that the new work updates high-end sea level rise projections based on recently published research. The panel that created the new report also added “moderate” emissions scenario to better help local officials plan for the future.

    “We were happy to update our previous report, because it’s important that DEP begin from an up-to-date snapshot of the science as they move forward with efforts to advance coastal resilience in New Jersey,” Kopp said.

    There is a high degree of confidence in the projection between now and 2050, because the models change little regardless of how much greenhouse gas is emitted into the atmosphere in that span.

    In the latter half of the century, however, the amount of global emissions does cause the projections to vary. The projection of up to 6.3 feet of sea level rise by 2100 is based on a high-emissions model.

    Under a moderate emissions scenario, which the DEP says is likely if current objectives around the world are met, New Jersey seas are expected to rise up to 5.1 feet by 2100.

    If the targets set by the 2015 Paris agreement are met, which would be a low emissions scenario, the DEP expects Jersey waters to rise up to 3.9 feet by the end of the century.

    The new report also touched on how climate change is expected to change future tropical storms and nor’easters that impact New Jersey.

    The frequency of those storms is not expected to change, according to the report, but it is likely that more damaging winds and heavier precipitation can be expected from future natural disasters. It is also possible that as global warming intensifies, tropical storms will be more likely to come farther up the Atlantic Coast.

    Sea level rise give storms the potential to create more destructive storm surges and flooding, because the baseline level of water is already higher.

    A recent report from the federal government found that dozens of of toxic sites around New Jersey are already at risk of being damaged by flooding, which could cause the pollution to be spread into surrounding areas. Sea level rise and stronger storms make this threat worse.

    Effects so far

    New Jersey is already feeling the effects of sea level rise. According to the report, seas rose along the Jersey Shore 1.5 feet between 1911 and 2019.

    The Garden State has experienced sea level rise at a rate more than two times the global average, according to the report. That’s largely because South Jersey is slowly sinking as water levels go up.

    The new report also found that regular tidal flooding — also called sunny-day flooding or nuisance flooding — has become more frequent in places like Atlantic City. Between 2007 and 2016, the city experienced an average of eight high-tide flooding events annually; that’s up from an average of less than one per year in the 1950s.

    It’s a threat that will continue to grow. The report projects that Atlantic City will experience up to 75 days of expected high-tide flooding per year in 2030, and up to 255 days per year in 2050.

    Climate change has already brought more destructive storms to New Jersey. A recent report found that hurricane-related winds and floods have caused up to $1.3 billion more in destruction in the state today than they would have if the climate of the 1980s had remained constant.

    Some highways along the Jersey Shore are already having to be raised to deal with regular flooding. As sea levels rise, more existing roadways will be put at risk.

    Higher seas are also making tidal waterways saltier, killing off stands of Atlantic White Cedar forests in South Jersey and leaving “ghost forests” in their place.

    Michael Sol Warren may be reached at mwarren@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MSolDub. Find NJ.com on Facebook.


  • Friday, October 04, 2019 10:54 AM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education is offering its Flood Hazard Certificate Series in Spring 2020 at Bordentown, NJ.  Series will include:

    March 5, 2020 - The Overview

    March 12, 2020 - Technical Standards Part I

    April 2, 2020 - Technical Standards Part II

    These courses are approved for Continuing Education Units for:

    • Certified Floodplain Managers
    • NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals
    • NJ Water/Wastewater Operators
    • NJ Professional Engineers

    Register Online:  cpe.rutgers.edu/floodhazard

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 12:09 PM | Gregory Westfall (Administrator)

    FEMA and NJDEP announce opportunities for training on Elevation Certificates and Floodplain Management. 

    The Elevation Certificates Workshop will include Purpose and Uses of an Elevation Certificate, How to complete the EC, section by section, Proper selection of Building Diagrams, Common EC errors, Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation, FEMA’s Flood Map Service Center and Letters of Map Amendment.

    The Floodplain Management Workshop will include Basics of the National Flood Insurance Program, Floodplain Mapping, Insurance, and Regulations. Duties of the Floodplain Administrator, Permitting and Inspecting Floodplain Development,d Compliance and Enforcement, Introduction to the Community Rating System, Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation in A Zones, NJ Floodplain Management Regulations and Resources (presented by NJDEP), and Community’s role in Letters of Map Change. 

    Please go here for further information on locations and date. 


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