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Can Anything Be Done To Stop New Jersey’s Flooding Problems? [AUDIO]

With parts of New Jersey experiencing so-called "hundred year floods" on an annual basis for the past 3 years, legislators are introducing a measure they say will develop short term relief and long term solutions.

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NJ Flood Prone Home Buyouts On The Way

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin met today with mayors and other elected officials to give them an update on the state’s efforts to mitigate the impacts of flooding in the Passaic River Basin. Martin told the officials that 540 residential properties, representing $121 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant commitments, have been approved for buy-outs in flood-prone municipalities.

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More Rain, Not Dams, Causing NJ Flooding, Says Reports

A new report says a much-criticized dam and floodgate system in northern New Jersey isn't responsible for massive flooding that has occurred downstream over the last two years.

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Sea Bright Homes Damaged in 2010 Snowstorm Get More Money

Sea Bright homes that frequently experience flooding during snowstorms and other weather events could soon see a decrease in flood damage thanks to over a million dollars in federal funding. 

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NJ At Risk For Major Flooding From Rising Seas [POLL]

Thousands of New Jersey residents live in homes more prone to flooding from rising seas, according to a new study by a Princeton-based research group, Climate Central.

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USDA Announces $308M for Disaster-Striken Areas

The nation's top agriculture official on Wednesday announced more than $300 million in emergency  assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico to help them recover from an unusually intense year for natural disasters across the U.S.

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Anti-Flooding Measures Await Christie’s Signature

Two anti-flooding measures have been sent to the governor's office by the New Jersey Legislature.

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Franklin Township after Irene (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Legislation Would Let Towns Buy Up Flood-Prone Properties [POLL/AUDIO]

New Jersey has suffered through record flooding this year. Some areas were still recovering from Hurricane Irene when they were socked again by the freak blizzard in late October. Residents in some areas say they still hadn't fully rebuilt from previous storms. Those New Jerseyans who live in flood-prone areas could be getting some relief.

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Flickr User Wally Goebtz
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NJ Lawmakers Aim for Long Term Flood Relief [AUDIO]

The idea is to provide long-term relief to help minimize the effects of the devastating flooding New Jerseyans suffered this past summer and early fall. State lawmakers are considering a bill which would authorize the state to issue $100 million in general obligation bonds to be used to provide $50 million in grants to counties and $50 million in grants to municipalities for the cost of transportation infrastructure projects and water infrastructure projects.

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FEMA, SBA Extend Deadline for Hurricane Aid in NJ

New Jersey residents and businesses battered by Hurricane Irene will now have more time to seek federal aid to help cover their losses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Small Business Administration announced Friday that the deadline for filing claims would be extended from Oct. 31 to Nov. 30.

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