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Welcome to the flood management information center for the Borough of Rumson. This page and the associated links provide the information you need to understand our work to fulfill the requirements set forth by FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, and in turn the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS).

The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS) provides a flood insurance premium discount for policy holders in communities that participate in CRS. The discount is based on an assessment of floodplain management activities implemented by the community to reduce flood losses, promote flood risk awareness and flood insurance, and protect natural floodplain functions.

The Borough of Rumson’s Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) listed above has been incorporated as an element of the Borough’s Master Plan. It identifies and assesses flood hazards within the Borough, establishes the goals and objectives for floodplain management in Rumson, and presents a series of actions designed to minimize flooding and mitigate the impacts from flooding in the future.

The FMP also evaluates the need and potential options for wetland restoration and maintenance and/or other engineering control measures to mitigate potential storm surge in those areas of the Borough that may be vulnerable. It also includes recommendations for the Borough’s current Floodplain Development Protection Ordinance. Please refer to Rumson Borough Ordinance 16-006 G, Chapter XVII Flood Damage Prevention on the the Coded Systems website for further information.

David Marks, P.E., C.M.E.
Borough Engineer

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