Jennifer McCulloch, Municipal Flood Advocate
973-835-5700, Ext. 164
Mailing Address: Physical Address:
530 Newark Pompton Turnpike 471 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
DID YOU KNOW: The Engineering Department provides free consulting services to help people optimize flood protection specific to your property. They will research your properties flood depth (BFE), analyze your elevation certificate (or lack of a certificate), offer suggestions that may lower insurance premiums, and assist in obtaining a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). Simply contact Tanya at x189 to schedule an appointment at our office, or in your home. We have three Certified Floodplain Managers here to help! Here are some other helpful links:
Public Elevation Action Plan
2017 FEMA Preliminary Flood Map
Interactive Flood Map Address Locator
Local Weather Forecast
Flood Email Registration
Flood Elevation Certificates
Flood Plain Managment Plan
2018 Elevation Certificate Application Form
Who Needs an Elevation Certificate
LOMA Application Form
Advisories are also available by phone at 973-835-4225, by radio at AM 1620, and on Facebook
We all know that there have been many studies and engineering solutions proposed for our flooding problems. To date, no proactive solutions have been implemented; all "solutions" have been reactive, i.e. disaster assistance, elevations, and buyouts. We need to break this cycle. We need action. We need an involved community constantly demanding proactive action from our State and Federal elected officials. They are the only people with the power and funding to change the status quo. An involved community needs to understand where our tax money is spent and demand to know why it isn't spent on proactive solutions to flooding.
Nothing will change until the people of the Passaic River Basin stand together and demand action, whether they flood or are simply inconvenienced. Pequannock Township and the Flood Control Advisory Committee are coordinating efforts with other communities to see that the local governments are doing everything we can; we need your help.
Use this sample letter as a template for a letter writing campaign. Edit it to your own liking, and send it out to all our elected and appointed officials at the State and Federal level. Anyone who can affect change. Don't just send it out once! Continue to refine your correspondence for new conditions and send it out often. Clog their mailboxes, email accounts, and fax machines. Other communities will be joining this effort. Remember to be respectful, state your case and your demands forcefully but not impolitely. Respectful letters are the most effective letters.
Pequannock Township Flood Control Advisory Committee