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New Jersey Governor Signs Executive Order For Dune Construction And Other Flood Hazard Risk Reduction Measures

Taking aggressive and necessary action to build protective sand dunes, berms, engineered beaches and other flood hazard risk reduction measures to make New Jersey’s coastline and other flood-prone regions safer and more resilient to future storms, Governor Chris Christie has signed Executive Order...

Congress Struggles To Find Balance In Flood Insurance Reform

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Troubled Waters When Lynne Kampel bought her small home on Long Island in 1990, its location across the road from Randall Bay's inlet waters, only blocks from the famed Nautical Mile, was a real selling point. So was its price tag, a steal at just $105,000...

Florida's Move to Establish a Stronger Private Flood Insurance Market Provides an Opportunity for Insurers, Developers and Property Owners

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 In 2012, Congress passed a law to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to make the program self-supporting without federal subsidies. Specifically, the law called for local flood maps to be updated. Existing subsidies and discounts...

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Awards Millions in Federal Funding to Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Efforts in New York and New Jersey

Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan has announced the Rebuild by Design Competition’s six winners. Created by President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force in 2013, ‘Rebuild by Design’ awards HUD funding to infrastructure projects...

New Jersey Announces First Post-Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Buyouts of Flood-Threatened Homes

The first closing on the buyouts of flood-threatened homes in Woodbridge, where the Superstorm Sandy Blue Acres Program has approved nearly 200 homes for purchase, was announced yesterday by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin. In total, 306 families in...