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Avalon builds foot higher to save on flood insurance

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Dale Gerhard

Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi stands July 25 near a newly installed emergency alert system at Seventh Street and Ocean Drive that can alert motorists to possible emergency conditions.

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AVALON - When Hurricane Sandy ravaged the coast, the federal government recommended increasing building heights. The borough adopted standards one foot higher than the recommended new base flood elevations.

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6 images

Dale Gerhard

Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi stands July 25 near a newly installed emergency alert system at Seventh Street and Ocean Drive that can alert motorists to possible emergency conditions.