Brick Mayor John Ducey will host his latest “Mayor In” night on Monday, during which representatives from various government agencies will be on hand to assist residents with issues surrounding flood insurance and FEMA’s new flood maps.
The Mayor In night will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brick Township Civic Plaza, 270 Chambers Bridge Road. Brick residents will have the opportunity to meet Ducey as well as township department heads and officials in order to discuss township matters. Department and division heads from the township will be on hand to provide assistance to residents. The event is open to all residents of Brick Township.
In addition, the township will be hosting an outreach event for citizens impacted by FEMA’s Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps at the Civic Plaza at the same time. Representative from various agencies will be on hand to assist residents, including:
- FEMA – Map Specialists, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Division
- SMARTVENT® – Risk Reduction Plus Team
- NJDEP – State Floodplain Administration
- Brick Township Floodplain Management & Engineering Department
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Ocean County. These proposed flood hazard determinations, if finalized, will become the basis for floodplain management measures that Brick must adopt to qualify to remain in the National Flood Insurance Program. These maps can be viewed at the township municipal building or online at www.region2coastal.com. The township is currently in a 90-day appeal period that is scheduled to end on June 30, 2015. If you have not checked to see if your property will be affected by the proposed changes to the FIRM maps, officials recommend that you do.[/box]