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New Maps Put More NJ Homes in Flood Zones

New Jersey's adoption of expanded flood maps in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has put more than 33,000 additional residential buildings in flood zones, a nearly 15 percent increase.

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Buy Out Flood-Prone NJ Homes Says Former DEP Boss

As New Jersey lawmakers consider a package of bills to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy, a former New Jersey environmental protection commissioner says the storm provided a golden opportunity to buy out flood-prone homes and move them further away from the water.

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Governor Christie announces new flood maps
Governor Christie announces new flood maps in Seaside Heights (YouTube)
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NJ Adopting Flood Maps for Sandy Rebuilding [VIDEO]

New Jersey is adopting advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to guide rebuilding following Superstorm Sandy, putting into effect tougher standards for reconstruction that will in some cases force homeowners and businesses to relocate or build at higher elevations, Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday.

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Ocean Avenue in Cape May is flooded
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Governor Christie Tired Of Waiting On FEMA Flood Maps [AUDIO]

Governor Christie won't be waiting for FEMA to release the final Flood Base Elevation maps, instead saying he will make the decision on the state's flood maps.

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NJ Mayors Concerned About New FEMA Flood Maps [POLL/AUDIO]

The new FEMA flood maps recommend that residents in flood zones in ten counties consider raising their homes anywhere between one and five feet.

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Congress to Vote Friday on Sandy Flood Aid

Many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy could get insurance payouts soon through congressional action expected Friday on a $9.7 billion bill to replenish the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Manasquan watershed area in Howell between Bergerville Rd & The Moors Landing
Manasquan watershed area in Howell between Bergerville Rd & The Moors Landing (Monmouth County Police, Fire & EMS via Facebook)
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Storm Sends NJ Rivers, Streams Over Flood Stage

A post-Christmas storm has brought high winds and snow to New Jersey.

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Report: NJ Transit Knew Of Flood Warnings

A new report says NJ Transit was warned about flooding in its northern New Jersey rail yards months before Superstorm Sandy struck.

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NJ Coastal Flood Risk Maps Released

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that data gathered before Superstorm Sandy shows that New Jersey's coastal flood risk is worse than previously believed.

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Damage in Normandy Beach from Hurricane Sandy
Damage in Normandy Beach from Hurricane Sandy (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Governor Christie Says Forced Home Buyouts Not Likely [POLL/AUDIO]

In some areas of the state homes are damaged or destroyed after every major storm. They're often rebuilt in part with the use of tax dollars, both state and federal.

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