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Spadea: Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for those in risky flood zones

The threat of another hurricane in New Jersey brings up the question of who should pay for the flood insurance of those living in high risk flood zones.

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NJ sees more flooding thanks to sea level rise, study says

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- A new study looking back over 1,000 years finds the flooding risk along the New York and New Jersey coasts increased greatly after industrialization, and major storms that once might have occurred every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.

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FILE - In this June 19, 2015 file photo, kayaker Chris Cooper paddles across a flooded area at Detweiller Golf Course, in Peoria, Ill. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP, File)
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Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won't go away anytime soon.

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FEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.

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Lynne O'Dell stands near a safety fence in her neighbors' backyard Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Florence, N.J.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Lynne O'Dell stands near a safety fence in her neighbors' backyard Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Florence, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Owners of 2 NJ homes at risk of sliding into river told to leave

FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The owners of two homes were ordered to evacuate Wednesday because of what officials called an imminent concern that their residences could slide 70 feet into the Delaware River below.

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Army Corps releases coastal flood risk management framework

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector.

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Sea level rise threatening Jersey shore towns

Flooding caused by high tide may eventually become a problem on more than 200 days per year in certain areas along the New Jersey coastline, according to a new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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NJ car dealer admits selling Sandy-flooded cars

A used car dealer in New Jersey has admitted selling seven vehicles that sustained flood damage during Superstorm Sandy after a Motor Vehicle Commission office employee created clean titles for them.

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No major flood concerns in NJ yet

Moisture from a tropical storm, interacting with an approaching cold front, is expected to deliver New Jersey a heavy dose of rain and thunderstorms later this week, but any flooding issues shouldn't be enough to ruin the long holiday weekend.

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HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan discussing beefing up flood protection in NJ. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan discussing beefing up flood protection in NJ. (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Enhancing Flood Protection in NJ [AUDIO]

New Jersey is getting a total of $380 million in federal funding for two new flood mitigation projects, one in the Meadowlands, and the other along the Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City corridor.

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