Floodplain Administration

Major Disaster Declaration

Sept. 7, 2021
Article From the NJ League of Municipalities

On Sunday, recovery from Tropical Storm Ida continued and President Joe Biden announced a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of New Jersey as well as the individual counties of Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset. It is expected that additional counties, including Essex, Hudson, Mercer, and Union, will be added as FEMA and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management finalize preliminary damage assessments.
 Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Please use the state portal to report Ida-related damage and keep documentation, photos, and receipts. This should expedite reimbursement. Federal funding is available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide, including counties that do not meet the major disaster declaration threshold.
FEMA has created a webpage that includes New Jersey resources and assistance for families. If you wish to assist with the recovery efforts, you should visit FEMA’s Volunteer/Donate page.

Be Prepared
Please visit the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Flood Resources page and the League’s Emergency & Public Health Resource page that includes contact information for power outages, and resources regarding tornado preparednessweather reports, an Ida-specific page, and many other related topics. The New Jersey Department of Health Office of Disaster Resilience announced the creation of the Hurricane Preparedness webpage that contains resources.

The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information. It is produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) 

You can use the MSC to evaluate if your home is in a flood zone. The MSC provides official flood maps. It also provides access to a range of flood hazard products and tools to better understand flood risk.

FEMA flood maps are continually updated through a variety of processes. Information that you download or print from this site may change or become superseded by new maps over time. For additional information, please see the Flood Hazard Mapping Updates Overview Fact Sheet

For assistance in determining your flood zone or risks, contact our Floodplain Administrator or Community Rating System (CRS) coordinator Annie Eng.

Construction Code

Do you have construction code questions in flood hazard areas? Contact the Township Construction Dept. for further assistance. We offer free UCC site visits and consultations are performed.

Elevation Certificates

Elevation certificates are on record.

Floodsmart.gov.is an official site of the National Flood Insurance Program. The NFIP offers flood insurance to help you protect the life you’ve built and recover more quickly after a flood.