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Brick to Host Flooding Info Session, Screen Award-Winning Film on Barnegat Bay Tuesday

Flooding in the Normandy Beach neighborhood, Jan. 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Flooding in the Normandy Beach neighborhood, Jan. 2021. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick Township will host an information session for residents Tuesday that will serve as a guide to view flood risk, learn how to mitigate it, and answer questions about flood insurance. After the session, there will be a screening of a film produced by Monmouth University students on Barnegat Bay and its impacts on the community.

The township will host the flood information service on Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Traders Cove Marina Boater Facility to provide information to residents on flooding, flood risks and prevention, flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, and various other flooding related topics, an announcement said.

Professionals from town hall will be on hand to assist residents and answer questions they may have. Property owners will have the opportunity to discuss and inquire about mitigation options and explore potential improvements that can be made to lower flood insurance premiums, according to the announcement.

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After the session, the Brick Township Floodplain Management Planning Committee and Save Barnegat Bay will host a free screening of the film DRIFT, also at the Traders Cove Marina Boaters Lounge. Traders Cove is located at 40 Mantoloking Road, at the foot of the mainland side of the Mantoloking Bridge.

DRIFT, according to the announcement, is a feature-length documentary created by Monmouth University’s Production Services. It tells the story of Barnegat Bay “through the voices and eyes of people who cherish the bay as a natural, recreational, and economic resource for the local community, and all of New Jersey.”

The film “guides the audience through 50 years of complex issues through a series of five vignettes, using a variety of perspectives, viewpoints, and experiences.”

DRIFT also celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the nonprofit organization, and executive producer of the documentary, Save Barnegat Bay.

DRIFT received the award for Best New Jersey Film at the Indie Street Film Festival held in Red Bank from Sept. 7-11. DRIFT was one of 21 documentaries and 60 total films shown at the regional festival, and was selected by the audience for the New Jersey-based award.

For information or to reserve a seat, call 732-262-1039 extension 1325.

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