Texas and Fairmount avenues in Atlantic City are flooded after rain in April. New Jersey is second only to Florida nationally in the amount of properties that are at risk from high-tide flooding, according to a new study that says billions of dollars of in-state real estate could be regularly flooded by 2045.

The New Jersey Coastal Coalition is creating a multi-town program for flood awareness to help lower flood insurance premiums for participating municipalities.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the coalition’s plan to broadcast flood awareness information. It will be factored into premium discounts through FEMA’s Community Rating System, the coalition said.

The coalition will announce details at a news conference at Longport Borough Hall at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The coalition is a 501©3 charitable trust that has worked since 2013 on flood mitigation and the issues Jersey Shore communities face in tidal, rainwater and coastal flooding.

Speakers include Longport Mayor Nick Russo, Multi-Jurisdictional Program for Public Information Systems Administrator Chris Huch, coalition meteorologist Dan Skeldon and coalition strategic planner Edward J. Mahaney Jr.

— Staff Writer Michelle Brunetti Post

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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