Group forms to address Monmouth County flooding

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated.

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated. (3/10/14)

OAKHURST - A regional commission is being formed to identify and implement ways to reduce flooding in Monmouth County.

The Oakhurst area floods virtually every time there's a heavy rain, and trees are toppling over in the woods because the ground is so saturated.

The commission will be made up of representatives from the five towns affected: Ocean Township, Eatontown, Long Branch, West Long Branch and Tinton Falls.

"It's needed, I think it's a good thing. I mean, if the towns get together and do something about it," says flood victim Harry Scharmberg. 

The commission will explore the possibility of forming catch basins and dredging the waterway.

     

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