Ocean City To Share In $5.3 Million To Elevate Flood Prone Homes

Ocean City To Share In $5.3 Million To Elevate Flood Prone Homes


By:  Anthony Bellano
Ocean City Patch

 

OCEAN CITY, NJ — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing $5,322,245 to assist with the elevation of 28 homes in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) in Cape May County, including Ocean City, authorities announced.

"Superstorm Sandy continues to serve as a stark reminder of the value in making smart, upfront investments in resiliency, 

which yield long-term savings by reducing the damage caused by future storms," said U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, who helped secure the funding along with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. "Raising the elevation of these 28 structures will ensure that buildings are adequately prepared for storms in the future, creating a long-term safeguard for families and small businesses that are threatened by floods. I will continue to fight for as much funding as possible to help invest in stronger, more resilient shore communities that keep New Jerseyans out of harm's way."

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