Christie: “I am going to set flood elevation standards”

Answering a question from a Beach Haven West realtor at the Manahawkin Town Hall Meeting this afternoon, Governor Chris Christie said that he will set flood elevation standards for New Jersey construction, rather than wait for FEMA to do so.
Christie said that he will set aggressive standards next week that might exceed the eventual FEMA standards.  In that case, residents that rebuild to Christie’s standards will end up saving on flood insurance in the future.

FEMA’s advisory map standards will not be finalized for at 18 months to two years.  Christie is taking his action to prevent residents from waiting to rebuild until the FEMA standards are final.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, FEMA | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Christie: “I am going to set flood elevation standards””

  1. BULL CRAP GOVERNOR said at 6:05 pm on January 16th, 2013:

    What about those that have already started rebuilding, or just got permits????

    Are you going to tell me now that I can’t rebuild, after waiting a couple of months to find out that I can rebuild?