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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: New Jersey Acquisition Project   [open pdf - 34KB]

"Four of the last five years have been difficult for New Jersey residents along the Passaic River Basin. Their homes have been flooded over and over again, which makes them the most flood prone area in the entire state. Flood insurance payments and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) payments continue to roll in with each flood event, but the residents have had enough. They simply wanted out regardless of whether the damages would be paid for or not. Governor Chris Christie signed Executive Order #23 establishing the Passaic River Basin Flood Advisory Commission in April of 2010. The group's main priority was to look at solutions to the chronic flood problems within that area. After much review, the Commission issued a report and made seventeen recommendations to the State. The first two priorities were acquisitions and elevations, respectively."

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