In Ocean Township, flooding and other drainage problems can result after several inches of rain in a short period of time or after several days of continued rain. In past years, our community has experienced numerous rainfall events causing flood damage. Hurricanes, tropical storms and other threatening weather can present flood hazards to residents especially when there are high tides, storm surges caused by winds, and heavy rainfall.
It is wise to consider the possible flood hazards before you buy any property. Typical homeowner's insurance policies exclude coverage for flood damage. Talk to your insurance provider about your policy and consider whether you need additional coverage.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves if additional coverage is required. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. To find out how much flood damage could cost you, estimate your premium and learn more about the NFIP visit www.FloodSmart.gov Here are some other important links to view:
- Hazard Disclosure Letter to Buyers/Residents
- Ocean Township's Flood Information Center
- FEMA Flood Map Service
- Monmouth County OEM Know Your Zone - Coastal Evacuation Zones
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
- Multi Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
- Family Emergency Plan
- Know Your Flood Zone
- Monmouth County Planning Department CRS Program
Important Note to Residents….
The various brooks and streams that run through our community are a crucial part of the stormwater management system. Any issues with these waterways can cause heavy flooding in the community resulting in life safety issues and property damage.
Recently, we have been made aware of situations in the community where residents and landscapers have been disposing of landscape waste along the banks of these brooks. When a heavy storm occurs like the one we saw recently, this debris is carried into the brook causing blockages and resulting in flooding. We ask residents to cease this practice immediately and also move the debris to a spot where it will not end up in the brook.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact OEM at email@example.com.