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What is the vision for Resilient NJ? What solutions that you shared are we evaluating? How can you prepare for and recover from flooding? Here’s what we talked about at Community Meeting #3

To respond to feedback that we’ve received about the need for information about flood preparedness, recovery, and actions individual residents can take to protect from flooding, we invited technical experts to speak about these topics and answer questions at Community Meeting #3. On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, we offered two virtual sessions in which we shared project updates (including our recently released Vision and Priorities report), asked for feedback, and led discussions in the following breakout rooms:

  • Vision & Next Steps: in this breakout, we shared information about solutions being explored based on what we’ve heard, how we’re incorporating feedback, and next steps for the project
  • Risk Mitigation for Residents and Businesses: in this breakout, technical experts shared different solutions that individual community members can take to protect their home or business from flooding, such as floodproofing, installing stormwater tanks, or installing a green roof.
  • Financial Resources & Preparedness: in this breakout, technical experts and government officials shared information about how to improve preparedness for flooding, apply for individual assistance (IA) or Small Business Administration (SBA) funding after storms, and about flood insurance and how it is changing

We encourage you to check out the meeting slide decks or recordings to learn more about these topics! If you have any questions or feedback, you can reach out to us at or 201-275-0861, or feel free to reach out directly to the technical experts using the contact information below.


Meeting Survey

If you attended the meeting and have thoughts on how it went, we’d appreciate if you could take our meeting survey HERE to let us know!




Slide Decks

Contact Information for Technical Experts

We greatly appreciate the time of these technical experts who joined us to share valuable information about how to prepare for, mitigate, and recover from flooding!


Company / Agency




Phone Number


Bryan Miller

FEMA Individual Assistance

Individual Assistance

Financial / Preparedness


Jack Camp

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration Funding

Financial / Preparedness


Andrew Farrell

Risk Reduction Group

Flood Insurance

Financial / Preparedness

866-599-7066 ext. 122

Sgt. Clinton Pagano

NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

NJOEM and Preparedness

Financial / Preparedness


Lance Visone

NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

NJOEM and Preparedness

Financial / Preparedness,

Brian Shaw


Risk Mitigation


Valerie Hufnagel

Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, Inc

Stormwater Management

Risk Mitigation (4-5:30pm)


Selwyn Joy

Boswell Engineering

Stormwater Management

Risk Mitigation (6:30-8pm)

201-641-0770 ext. 256

Michele Deery


Green Roofs

Risk Mitigation