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Barge on Mississippi River (Getty Images)
Barge on Mississippi River (Getty Images)
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Midwestern River Cities Brace For Floodwaters [VIDEO]

Communities along the swollen Mississippi River and other rain-engorged waterways are waging feverish bids to hold back floodwaters that may soon approach record levels.

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New Maps Put More NJ Homes in Flood Zones

New Jersey's adoption of expanded flood maps in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has put more than 33,000 additional residential buildings in flood zones, a nearly 15 percent increase.

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Ever Since “Sandy”–the Sound of the Wind Scares Me

 

It has never effected me before.  But now as I talk to other Mom's they agree with me, since Super Storm Sandy, the winds really bother me.

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Buy Out Flood-Prone NJ Homes Says Former DEP Boss

As New Jersey lawmakers consider a package of bills to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy, a former New Jersey environmental protection commissioner says the storm provided a golden opportunity to buy out flood-prone homes and move them further away from the water.

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Governor Christie announces new flood maps
Governor Christie announces new flood maps in Seaside Heights (YouTube)
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NJ Adopting Flood Maps for Sandy Rebuilding [VIDEO]

New Jersey is adopting advisory flood maps released last month by the federal government to guide rebuilding following Superstorm Sandy, putting into effect tougher standards for reconstruction that will in some cases force homeowners and businesses to relocate or build at higher elevations, Gov. Chris Christie announced Thursday.

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Ocean Avenue in Cape May is flooded
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Governor Christie Tired Of Waiting On FEMA Flood Maps [AUDIO]

Governor Christie won't be waiting for FEMA to release the final Flood Base Elevation maps, instead saying he will make the decision on the state's flood maps.

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NJ Mayors Concerned About New FEMA Flood Maps [POLL/AUDIO]

The new FEMA flood maps recommend that residents in flood zones in ten counties consider raising their homes anywhere between one and five feet.

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Flooding From Morning Winter Storm

Friday's early morning left in it's wake evacuations, flooding, and thousands of outages throughout the area.

JCP&L crews are already working on repairs, the utility's outage map shows almost eleven thousand outages in Monmouth County and almost three thousand outages in Ocean County. Re

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NJ Coastal Flood Risk Maps Released

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that data gathered before Superstorm Sandy shows that New Jersey's coastal flood risk is worse than previously believed.

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Damage in Normandy Beach from Hurricane Sandy
Damage in Normandy Beach from Hurricane Sandy (David Matthau, Townsquare Media)
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Governor Christie Says Forced Home Buyouts Not Likely [POLL/AUDIO]

In some areas of the state homes are damaged or destroyed after every major storm. They're often rebuilt in part with the use of tax dollars, both state and federal.

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