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New Jersey Inland Flooding

More than 310,000 people are living in New Jersey's flood-prone areas. The state is working to understand its inland flooding vulnerabilities but still needs to develop plans and act to protect against future risk.

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For more information on how prepared New Jersey is for its growing inland flooding threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is New Jersey taking action?

  • New Jersey does not yet have a statewide climate change adaptation plan, which would help give it a clear strategy to take stronger preparedness measures
  • New Jersey’s Department of Transportation has conducted a vulnerability assessment and the state’s Energy Resiliency Bank dedicates funds to protect energy and water facilities from inland flooding

Did you know...

  • The number of very heavy downpours hitting New Jersey has increased since the 1950s

  • The state's flood risk is projected to grow significantly by 2050, a larger than average increase compared to other states