Manville Residents Hope Buyouts Will Come Soon

MANVILLE, NJ (WCBS 880) – When floodwaters in New Jersey rise, Manville often finds itself submerged.

WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell On The Story

That’s why 280 homeowners have submitted applications to be bought out.

“I would say the higher the water was into your first floor, the better your chances are,” said borough administrator Gary Garwacke.

He says the program hasn’t been funded, but he’s confident some money will be made available.

“It’s actually 75 percent funding by the federal government, 25 percent by someone else – hopefully the state.”

After Hurricane Floyd, 38 properties in Manville were bought out.

Those interested in a buyout should register on the borough’s website.

Are you looking for a buyout after our recent storms? Share your story below.

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  • Nick

    Why am I being forced to pay for people stupid enough to buy into flood zones?

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