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Preliminary FEMA flood maps for New Jersey reduce high-risk zones

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Ben Fogletto

Ventnor Mayor Mike Bagnell (center) sits next to Ventnor volunteer and resident Peter Mokover Friday to participate in a FEMA webinar concerning the latest revisions to the flood maps. The preliminary maps were released Monday and drastically reduced the size of the so-called velocity zones most prone to flooding.

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New preliminary flood maps for Atlantic, Ocean and two northern New Jersey counties drastically reduce the high-risk zones that would have required many homes to be built on piling.

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Ben Fogletto

Ventnor Mayor Mike Bagnell (center) sits next to Ventnor volunteer and resident Peter Mokover Friday to participate in a FEMA webinar concerning the latest revisions to the flood maps. The preliminary maps were released Monday and drastically reduced the size of the so-called velocity zones most prone to flooding.