FEMA guidelines set for new Union Beach homes

FEMA is enacting a new set of building regulations aimed at preventing residents from ever being flooded out again.

FEMA is enacting a new set of building regulations aimed at preventing residents from ever being flooded out again. (1/5/13)

UNION BEACH - People are rebuilding their homes post-Sandy in Union Beach and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has set new guidelines to help prevent future destruction.

Depending on where a house is located in relation to Raritan Bay, new homes will be sitting at a higher height above sea level. Under FEMA flood insurance guidelines, homeowners will be able to save thousands of dollars a year on insurance if they build their new homes at these higher levels.

Some families are also building new homes with flood-proof concrete foundations.

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