New Jersey's current rules about building in flood plains are out of date and allow developers to keep building massive developments in areas we know will flood. Gov. Murphy promised his administration would update these regulations, and yet he hasn't.
With flooding getting significantly worse in our communities each passing year, we must modernize where and how we develop to accommodate climate change and protect public safety.
That's why we are asking Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn LaTourette to adopt emergency rules, effective immediately, so that further loss of life and additional, devastating property damage can be avoided.
The time is NOW. Please send an urgent message to Gov. Murphy and DEP Commissioner LaTourette asking them to adopt emergency regulations around flooding and stormwater ASAP.