FEMA flood maps suggest N.J. needs tougher building codes

01/13/2013 | Philadelphia Inquirer, The

New Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps for 194 New Jersey coastal municipalities indicate that flooding could be worse than predicted in the 1980s, which means current building and zoning codes are inadequate, this analysis finds. No towns have yet adopted the maps, but federal financial assistance is available to homeowners who bring their properties into compliance.

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