NJ Adopts FEMA Flood Maps To Fuel Post-Sandy Rebuild

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 7:26 PM EST) -- New Jersey will adopt the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s recently updated flood maps as part of new emergency regulations meant to streamline the state’s standards and help residents, businesses and local governments rebuild from Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday.

FEMA released its updated Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps last month and the regulations proposed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection adopting those maps lay out more efficient procedures for residents and businesses to build, reconstruct, relocate and elevate buildings and other structures...
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