FEMA Study Could Mean Savings For Residents
|By Kristi Funderburk, Asbury Park Press, N.J.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
There had been standing water in his
Between the dune and other mitigation systems, this bay side section of the township has remained relatively dry, even during superstorm Sandy.
But the residents of
"It's like another mortgage payment," said Ledgerwood, 58. "We're done."
A congressional push, fueled by concerned
"We hope this new study will enable
After Hurricane Katrina, levees such as the
But more recently the federal agency has recognized while levee systems do not meet regulatory accreditation requirements, they can still reduce flood risk, Sagnip said. This study, set to begin soon, will help determine where the
The task force was thrilled to learn
"I think they want to recognize a working system," she said.
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