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In or Out of the High-Risk Flood Area—Everyone Needs Flood Insurance In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, approximately 80 percent of households impacted by the storm did not have flood insurance. Did you know? Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Floods can happen anywhere. In fact, 98 percent of counties in the United States have experienced a flood and more than 20 percent of flood claims come from properties outside the high-risk flood zone. If your property is in a low-to-moderate flood risk area, your flood insurance could be much more affordable than you might think. Just one inch of water in an average-sized home can cost more than $25,000 in damage. You can recover faster and more fully after a disaster with flood insurance. Call your insurance agent and buy a policy today. As long as your community participates in the
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$100 Million Home Elevation Program Launched To Protect Homeowners From Future Flood and Storm Damage

Eligible Homeowners Can Apply for Up to $30,000 Reimbursement Grants  The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Elevation Program is a reimbursement grant program designed to help homeowners with the elevation of their primary single-family residences to meet the requirements of the flood insurance risk maps in flood-prone communities. The program is limited to the Sandy-impacted communities of Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean and Union. There are no income requirements for the program and FEMA registration is not required in order to apply. Eligible applicants can receive reimbursement of up to $30,000 for elevations on existing single-family homes. As part of the ‘reNew Jersey Stronger’ housing initiative, an application can be made to both the Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the HMGP Elevation Program, but homeowners may receive a grant award from only one of the programs. Homes targ

Sandy-Impacted Homeowners Have Until August 1 to Apply for RREM and Resettlement Programs

Sandy-impacted homeowners have until August 1, 2013 to apply for the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) and Homeowner Resettlement Programs. After August 1, applications will no longer be accepted for the two grant programs. Eligible homeowners can apply for grant assistance online at , by phone at 1-855-SANDYHM (1-855-726-3946), or in person at any one of the Housing Recovery Centers open in each of the nine counties most affected by Superstorm Sandy (Atlantic, Bergen, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Union). The initial application period for the grant programs ended on June 30, 2013. Applications received between June 30th and August 1st will be considered after all the applications from the initial application period have been processed, including those that were placed on the wait list. People on the wait list and people who applied after June 30th will be considered for a possible grant award when

Long Beach Island Health Department

Press Release The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), in cooperation with municipal and county governments, are doing everything possible to ensure recreational beaches are safe and clear of debris. However, the ocean is dynamic. Currents and waves may uncover storm debris at any time. You should always be aware of your surroundings when entering the ocean. All beachgoers should use common sense and caution while on beaches and swimming. Always use beaches with lifeguards. On Sunday evening July 14, 2013, the Long Beach Island Health Department was notified by the Beach Haven Police Department that small pieces of metal were observed and collected along the shoreline between 11Th and 14Th Street in the Borough of Beach Haven. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was notified through the emergency hotline at 1-877-WARNDEP. The pieces of material appear similar to the wiring of old dune fencing th