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CRITICAL ASSETS

Right now, Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities is in the visioning process. Visioning involves gathering information and input from you to help with the next step: risk assessment. We will share results of the risk assessment when they become available and information in this section of the website will evolve as we learn more.

 

What is Risk?

Risk is the potential for a hazard to have negative impacts. For flooding, this means the potential for water to damage and disrupt our communities. Flood risk is the interaction between flood hazards, where people live, and the systems and structures that support our way of life. Risk increases when the hazard increases, such as by climate change, or when more people and their belongings appear in harm’s way. For instance, the more people affected or the more critical a system is, the higher the risk.

What Types of Areas Are at Risk?

The region has different types of areas exposed to flood hazards that we will address together through the Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities process. Below are some examples of these areas and what they look like today.

Please click on any of the three areas below to be directed to the section of interest.

INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREAS

RECREATIONAL and NATURAL AREAS

INDUSTRIAL AREAS and TRANSIT INFRASTRUCTURE

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREAS

RECREATIONAL and NATURAL AREAS

WHAT Community Facilities or Resources do you and your family use most?

Note: The map includes FEMA Flood Zones and some assets that we’ve already heard about as being important community places, like grocery stores, farmers markets, parks, schools, and more.

Various layers on the map will appear as you zoom in and out.

Get Involved

If you live or work in Carteret, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Sayreville, South River, or Woodbridge, you are the most important stakeholder. Most likely, you have already been impacted by flooding in some way and the long-term effects of Resilient NJ Raritan River and Bay Communities will affect your community. Your input is vitally important to support development of an effective roadmap for flood reduction that will also improve the daily quality of life in your region.

 

GET RESILIENT NJ PROJECT UPDATES!

You can easily get project updates by signing up via the form below, or simply leave a voicemail with your comments on our project hotline at 732-661-3808. Staffing constraints do not allow for callbacks, but all comments will be reviewed and considered. Look forward to hearing from you!

Tell us what is important to you!

Take this survey so you can tell us about the places you value most in your neighborhood or areas where you have seen flooding.

Download the Irys app on your mobile phone to report current or past flooding, share your input directly to the project team, and get regular project updates. You can also plot your thoughts on our map!

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