Toms River Says New FEMA Maps “Overly Conservative”
“Based on a preliminary analysis from our Toms River Engineers, we believe that there may be some errors on the FEMA maps for parts of Toms River,” the township said in a statement today. ”We will be seeking clarification from FEMA on those issues, as we believe the maps are overly conservative regarding the height that homes would need to be built.”
The township reminds residents they need to be aware that these base flood elevation plans from FEMA are “advisory.”
“However, in a few months, the maps may end up being permanent, so plan accordingly. Please consult with your engineer or architect,” the township added.
You can view the updated FEMA flood maps here.