Menendez, Booker Announce Over $8M to Elevate Dozens of Flood-Prone Shore Homes, Support NJOEM Mitigation Efforts

Menendez, Booker Announce Over $8M to Elevate Dozens of Flood-Prone Shore Homes, Support NJOEM Mitigation Efforts

  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced a combined $8,863,976.46 in federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to elevate dozens of flood-prone homes in Brigantine, along the Jersey Shore, and to support New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) flood mitigation operations. 

“Providing residents in flood-prone areas the option of having their homes elevated is a smart way of both protecting families and mitigating the impact of flooding,” said Sen. Menendez. “These critical investments will not only lower homeowners’ flood insurance premiums, but also make our state more resilient and better prepared to handle the next major storm or natural disaster.”

“Many New Jersey coastal communities remain vulnerable to repeated flooding and we must focus on investments that will help New Jersey families mitigate some of the most devastating impacts of coastal storms,” said Sen. Booker. “These federal resources are critical to addressing the dangers of flooding and an important part of our state’s long-term resiliency efforts.”

The grants include:

  • $7,364,310.19 will be used to elevate 49 flood-prone residential properties in Brigantine.
  • $1,499,666.27 will be used to support NJOEM’s implementation of a federal Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant to help the state’s broader flood-prevention operations.

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