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FEMA to Study North Middletown Levee System's Impact on Flood Maps

Rep. Frank Pallone says existing maps inflate the flooding risks--and insurance premiums--for North Middletown.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will study North Middletown's levee system and its impact on flood maps and insurance rates, Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6) announced in a press release on Wednesday.

Existing flood maps assessing risk don't take into account existing protection measures, and North Middletown residents' are facing significant increases in insurance premiums, Pallone said.

North Middletown avoided flooding during Superstorm Sandy, indicating the existing flood control system is effective, Pallone noted. FEMA's study should be completed in 2015 and the results should factor into new flood insurance rate maps being revised in Monmouth County, according to the release.
doris cofone January 29, 2014 at 04:44 PM
I AM THRILLED TO THINK THAT NORTH MIDDLETOWN'S FLOOD MAPS WILL HAVE A CHANCETO BE REVISED. HOW MUCH MORE CAN THE PEOPLE OF MIDDLETOWN ENDURE???
bayshore bill January 30, 2014 at 11:58 AM
finally hopeful fema will open their eyes something worked here and they want to do same for towns around us
Bill Strohkirch January 31, 2014 at 12:59 PM
What about Port Monmouth's existing ineffective flood control? Lets get this project going and open Bray ave. again.

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