Feds To Urge Barriers, Floodwalls, Elevated Homes To Prevent NJ Back Bay Flooding

The federal government will recommend flood control measures including storm surge barriers, floodwalls, and elevating homes and other buildings in a report later this year on combating back bay flooding, a major problem in New Jersey that gets comparatively less attention than oceanfront storm surge.

Since Nov. 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been studying ways to reduce or prevent flooding along back bays in New Jersey and elsewhere. Governments in Massachusetts, California, Florida and Maine are among those that also have grappled with the issue.

Such flooding caused major damage on the East Coast during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, even though more attention was paid to

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