Waretown Residents Call for Action on Flooding

Waretown, NJ -  Residents will gather at Pebble Beach on Tuesday, September 17 from 5-6p to call attention to the fact that families still aren’t home after Sandy, sunny day flooding has become more frequent, New Jersey is not prepared for future severe storms and that rising premiums are making the National Flood Insurance Program unaffordable.

Waretown was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and has become vulnerable to sea level rise. By 2045, 7 % of the homes in Waretown are at risk of complete loss due to chronic inundation.  Without action, the small close-knit community will lose long-time residents who are at its heart.

FEMA will release updated flood maps in early 2020, doubling the amount of properties within flood zones.  Premiums are also expected to double every four years with very limited resources for mitigation such as elevation and no resources for community-wide mitigation and adaptation.   Sunny day flooding, where it does not have to rain to create flooding caused by certain high tides is now a monthly problem. New Jersey is not prepared to take on the devastation from another storm and we know that Sandy caused severe health and financial problems for survivors.

 

Swedish 16 year old Greta Thunberg has called for young people to mobilize in “Climate Strikes” this September as youth around the world have been striking from school on Friday.  The week of September 16th - 20th, youth are calling for a mass mobilizations ahead of a United Nations emergency climate summit. According to organizers, over 1,700 strikes are planned in more than 150 countries and some companies, like Burton and Patagonia, will be shutting down both their physical and online stores on September 20th and encouraging employees and customers to strike.

Local communities are taking action to call attention to the impacts we are already seeing from sea level rise and extreme weather and call for solutions in our communities. 

When: September 17th  from 5pm-6pm

Where: Green Acres Park, Pebble Beach Section. Tuscarora Ave and the Bay

Why: To call attention to the need for proper flood mitigation and adaptation efforts and NFIP reform.

Who: New Jersey Organizing Project, Waretown residents impacted by flooding

Tue, September 17
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Waretown, NJ - Residents will gather at Pebble Beach on Tuesday, September 17 from 5-6p to call attention to the fact that families still aren’t home after Sandy, sunny day flooding has become more frequent, New Jersey is not prepared for future severe storms and that rising premiums are making the National Flood Insurance Program unaffordable.

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