New Jersey Future Hosts Seminar on Storm Flood Strategies

Aug 16, 2016

The advocacy group New Jersey Future is hosting an open meeting for residents of Little Egg Harbor Township and Tuckerton Borough on Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss strategies to reduce risk associated with future nuisance flooding and storm events. The meeting will be held at the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Center, 130 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton.

The meeting will consider strategies to reduce risks from future flooding and storms.

New Jersey Future, a non-profit group that advocates smart planning, has been working with Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton the last three years to help community leaders understand their future flooding risks. Along with representatives from both municipalities, New Jersey Future has recently initiated a new project to identify specific adaptation strategies that will be explored at the upcoming meeting.

In the nearly four years since Superstorm Sandy, the New Jersey coast has experienced several storms that underscore the vulnerabilities faced by coastal and bayfront communities. This is an opportunity to address increasing vulnerability to these frequent storms and floods due to sea level rise, including common “nuisance” flooding. According to a New Jersey Future press release, “Thoughtful, long-range planning in coastal communities is essential if they are to avoid the type of devastation caused by the recurring storms, nor’easters and hurricanes.”

—P.J.

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