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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.

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. Chapter XVII Flood Damage Prevention on the the
Borough Ordinance website for further information.

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

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has announced that effective immediately the Mitigation Assistance Program (MAP) will accept applications on a rolling basis from New Jersey homeowners who are in flood prone areas and are interested in elevating their home to reduce their risk of flooding in the future. 

The program is supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and helps homeowners cover construction costs for property mitigation against flooding damage, including home elevation. MAP may also provide temporary rental assistance during construction. FEMA’s criteria for property eligibility are based on historical flooding incidents and future flood risk assessments. 

Homeowners interested in MAP may learn more about the program and request an application on the
DCA’s website.

While submitting an application does not guarantee financial assistance, it is a crucial step in expressing interest in home elevation and flood mitigation. Homeowners may also contact the Division of Disaster Recovery and Mitigation by emailing or calling 609-292-3750. 

Local officials in areas that experience frequent flooding may wish to share this information with their communities. 

Contact: Frank Marshall, Esq., Associate General Counsel,, 609-695-3481, x137. 

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