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June 18, 2013 Revised FEMA Maps Cheered by Shore Residents, Criticized by Environmentalists

The new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps give less strict requirements for rebuilding after Sandy, but environmentalists fear the consequences. A lower elevation requirement decreases the cost of rebuilding and flood insurance. Residents are finally ready to start building with the new restrictions and are ready to move on with their lives. However, many residents were opposed to the new restrictions. Rutgers Environmental Monitoring Professor and CECI affiliate Richard Lathrop states, “I think there was a rush to get out some of the information that maybe wasn’t ready for primetime.” For more information click here.

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