Calling All Mayors: Reduce Your Town's Flood Risk, Insurance Costs through FEMA's Community Rating System
September 26, 2014
EATONTOWN, NJ -- Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, communities around New Jersey are still recovering from the damages inflicted by that historic storm.
The cost of cleaning up debris, clearing waterways and roads, repairing damaged sewer systems and other critical infrastructure, and rebuilding homes and businesses assaulted by wind and water is well into the tens of billions of dollars.
The idea that a storm like Sandy could happen again isn't one we want to contemplate. But the fact is, not only could it happen again, chances are good that it will.