This page is dedicated to building awareness within our community for when natural disasters occur.
The following links are resources pertaining to floods and how they affect your home and community.
Precautions you can take in advance, including how to register for special needs assistance if an emergency arises. A guideline for insurance coverage, explaining how FIRM's (Flood Insurance Rate Maps) are used. FEMA awareness brochures, and a tool for viewing flood maps for specific addresses. You can also find information on Flood Plain Management.
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Register Ready. An on-line tracking system that allows you (Long Branch residents) to register with the State Police if you may need assistance with evacuating during storms or other emergencies. This program is computer-based and allows the local OEM to print out a list of our residents that may need assistance.
NJ Flood Mapper (models showing inundation possibilities as sea level rises)
Flood Plain Management Information: "Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of preventive and corrective measures to reduce the risk of current and future flooding, resulting in a more resilient community"
Brochures Published by FEMA:
Myths and Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program
Why you Need Flood Insurance
Homeowners and Renters
How the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) Works
Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage: How You Can Benefit
What You Need to Know About Federal Disaster Assistance and National Flood Insurance
NFIP Flood Insurance Claims Handbook
Emergency Supply List
Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Pet Owners
Preparing Makes Sense. Get Ready Now
Every Business Should Have a Plan
Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Food and Water in an Emergency
Questions & Answers About Flood Insurance for Real Estate Professionals
Help Protect your Customers New Home for Real Estate Professionals
Protect your New Home
Flood Protection Information:
Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347 (2000)
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011)
Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-P-55, (2011)
Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (1984)
Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009)
Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257 (1994)
Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-P-348 (1999)
Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (1996)
Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005)
Community Notification Enrollment: “CODE RED”: A local system implemented to notify Long Branch citizens in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Please click on the link to enroll.
FEMA Hurricane Preparedness Exercise (Get Involved)