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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, 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 resilientNENJ@dep.nj.gov 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!

 

Recordings

Introductory Presentation

 

Breakout Rooms

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!

Name

Company / Agency

Topic

Breakout

Email

Phone Number

Website

Bryan Miller

FEMA Individual Assistance

Individual Assistance

Financial / Preparedness

AskIA@fema.dhs.gov

1-800-621-3362

www.fema.gov

Jack Camp

Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration Funding

Financial / Preparedness

john.camp@sba.gov

404-387-2172

DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov

Andrew Farrell

Risk Reduction Group

Flood Insurance

Financial / Preparedness

afarrell@riskreductionplus.com

866-599-7066 ext. 122

www.riskreductionplus.com

Sgt. Clinton Pagano

NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

NJOEM and Preparedness

Financial / Preparedness

clinton.pagano@njsp.org

609-468-5166

www.njsp.org, www.ready.nj.gov

Lance Visone

NJ Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

NJOEM and Preparedness

Financial / Preparedness

www.njsp.org, www.ready.nj.gov

Brian Shaw

Floodproofing.com

Floodproofing

Risk Mitigation

bshaw@floodproofing.com

908-692-6616

www.floodproofing.com

Valerie Hufnagel

Hufnagel Landscape Design & Construction Group, Inc

Stormwater Management

Risk Mitigation (4-5:30pm)

valeriehufnagel@gmail.com

201-869-5680

www.hufscape.com

Selwyn Joy

Boswell Engineering

Stormwater Management

Risk Mitigation (6:30-8pm)

sjoy@boswellengineering.com

201-641-0770 ext. 256

www.boswellengineering.com

Michele Deery

LiveRoof

Green Roofs

Risk Mitigation

michele@riverbendnursery.com

610-787-2710

www.liveroof.com

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