A pair of homes undergoing elevation on Center Street in Sea Bright earlier this month. (Click to enlarge)
By COLBY WILSON
Changes to the federal governments flood risk maps are out, and the revisions are providing relief to anxious homeowners in Sea Bright and elsewhere along New Jerseys coastline.
The new maps, officially unveiled Monday, show that the Federal Emergency Management Agency greatly reduced the scope of areas in the dreaded zone V, in which homes are said to be imperiled not only by flooding but wave action.
On Monday, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long told redbankgreen the latest maps showed a V zone shift, and that it was good news for residents in her town.
Nearly all of the homes west of Ocean Avenue were moved back to AE zones, she said.