NJ Coastal Flood Awareness Coalition To Meet in Longport

Coastal Coalition To Announce Multi-City Flood Information System.

WHERE: Longport Borough Hall, 2305 Atlantic Ave, Longport, NJ, 08403

WHEN: 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018

WHY: To help participating cities broadcast the message of flood awareness.

The New Jersey Coastal Coalition will hold a press conference 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Borough Hall to announce an initiative that hopes to help residents receive a reduction on their flood insurance premiums.

At the conference led by Longport Mayor Nick Russo, the coalition will announce its acceptance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the coalition’s application to establish a Multi-Jurisdictional Program for Public Information to be used in the Community Rating System for member municipalities.

This initiative is believed to be the largest of its kind in the United States, will help participating cities broadcast the message of flood awareness. By doing so, individual residents who have flood insurance could see a direct reduction in their premiums on a yearly basis.

Additional speakers include Chris Huch, the MJPPI Systems Administrator, Dan Skeldon, the coalition’s meteorologist and Dr. Edward J. Mahaney, Jr. the coalition’s strategic planner.

Since 2013, working on flood mitigation and the challenges faced by Jersey Shore communities on tidal, rainwater and coastal flooding. The New Jersey Coastal Coalition is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, incorporated in New Jersey whose mission is to build more resilient communities at the Jersey shore by developing policies and practices that will anticipate future concerns and to create solutions to be shared by all participants.

Participating communities include Atlantic City, Avalon Borough, Brigantine Beach, Cape May City, Downe Township, Egg Harbor Township, Linwood, Longport Borough, Margate City, Ventnor City, Upper Township, Stone Harbor, Somers Point, Sea Isle City, Pleasantville, Ocean City, West Wildwood, Cape May Point and North Wildwood

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