So far, the state has funding for 424 buyouts statewide. The Department of Environmental Protection said 169 property owners have accepted buyout offers in South River and Sayreville.
The National Weather Service says flooding may be exacerbated by clogged road drains that have been blocked by snow and ice.
The 67-32 vote reflects widespread alarm about changes enacted two years ago to shore up the program’s finances. In many cases the changes produced unexpected, sky-high insurance rates that are unaffordable for many homeowners in flood-prone areas.
Help is on the way for a Queens neighborhood whose streets have been flooding for more than a year — and in this week’s blast of bitter cold have turned to ice.
The Newark Liberty International Airport train station was shut down Wednesday evening due to a flood.
Residents contend saltwater from the Great South Bay creeps up driveways, corroding cars and damaging yards and foundations whenever they get substantial rain.
It will be another Christmas spent homeless for tens of thousands of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
In Far Rockaway, Queens, water has been collecting in the streets for months.
Two neighborhood residents drowned when Sandy struck. Rushing floodwaters knocked down 20 houses. Most of the rest were badly damaged.
The projects include installing flood barrier berms, concrete floodwalls and gravity drains as well as replacing generators and rehabilitating the airport’s power distribution grid, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Three days after Sandy devastated the Rockaways, Paul Lurrie started snapping pictures. Lurrie said for months the landscape around Belle Harbor, Neponset and Breezy Point remained the same.
Cuomo also called for a moment of silence to be held at 8 p.m., which is when the massive storm surge is estimated to have roared ashore.
The flooding from superstorm Sandy practically washed one Staten Island neighborhood off the map, and that has many residents anxious to leave for good.
Sandy brought water levels as high as 8 feet to the iconic former U.S. immigration entry point.
Christie made the announcement Tuesday in Little Ferry, the site of widespread flooding from the Hackensack River after the storm hit last October.