Menendez, Booker Announce $1.7M to Elevate Flood-Prone Buildings in Atlantic City

Menendez, Booker Announce $1.7M to Elevate Flood-Prone Buildings in Atlantic City

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced $1,758,929.98 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in elevating nine, flood-prone structures in Atlantic City’s Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). 

“More than five years later, Superstorm Sandy continues to remind us of the value in making smart, upfront investments in mitigation that yield long-term savings by reducing the damage caused by future storms,” said Sen. Menendez. “Raising these structures will ensure they are better prepared and more resilient to survive the next disaster, safeguarding families and small businesses that are threatened by floods. I will continue to fight federal resources to help invest in stronger, more resilient shore communities that keep New Jerseyans out of harm’s way.”

“We must remain focused on protecting New Jersey families in communities like Atlantic City from the devastation of coastal storms,” said Sen. Booker. “The elevation of flood-prone homes is an important part of New Jersey’s long-term resiliency efforts and provides families much-needed peace of mind. This federal investment will strengthen New Jersey communities, help mitigate against future disasters, and save lives.”

Of the nine structures, five residences are listed as Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL). All structures will be elevated and designed in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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