FEMA: NJ Coastal Flood Risk Worse Than Thought

The NJ coast could be in greater danger of flooding than thought before

Friday, Dec 14, 2012  |  Updated 5:00 PM EDT
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FEMA: NJ Coastal Flood Risk Worse Than Thought

Sandy brought flooding to parts of the Jersey Shore including Brigantine.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that data gathered before Superstorm Sandy shows that New Jersey's coastal flood risk is worse than previously believed.

The agency says that new maps to be released Saturday show that the water could be 1 to 5 feet higher in the majority of flood zones.

The maps for 10 coastal counties are being issued now to help property owners and local governments decide how to rebuild.

Similar maps that are used to determine federal flood insurance premium costs are due to come out next year.

 


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