Flood Maps

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Development in Areas Prone to Flooding

Development in flood prone areas is regulated by a combination of federal, state and local regulations to reduce the possibility of loss of life and property, and to reduce the cost associated with development and rebuilding...more

Negligent Operation Of A Storm Sewer: A New Theory Of Climate Change Liability

We have written many times about the flawed design of the nation's flood maps in an era of climate change. And spoken about the potential for claims against professionals for failure to consider the effects of climate change...more

FEMA Releases Preliminary Work Maps for Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic Counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released preliminary work maps for four New Jersey counties impacted by Superstorm Sandy. These counties are Hudson, Monmouth, Ocean, and Atlantic. These preliminary...more

State of New Jersey Issues Emergency Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rule Amendments Rules will impact post-Sandy Development

In response to the flood impacts of storms including Hurricane Sandy, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP) recently adopted emergency amendments to the Flood Hazard Area Control Act (FHACA) rules. This...more

New Jersey Adopts FEMA Flood Maps; DEP Releases FAQs on the Stringent Requirements for Rebuilding Along the Shore

On January 24, 2013, Governor Chris Christie adopted the advisory flood maps released last December by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which establish new, tougher standards for rebuilding along the Jersey Shore,...more

Governor Christie Signs Emergency Regulations To Adopt FEMA’s ABFEs Maps

Yesterday (January 24), Governor Christie announced he was signing emergency regulations to adopt FEMA’s new Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps as the post-Sandy rebuilding standard...more

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