Protecting Your Property from a Hazard

Read FEMA's Guide to Citizen Preparedness for tips on how to protect your property from a hazard.

The Design Manual for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Structures (FEMA Publication No. 114-9/86) is available online and details the retrofitting alternatives such as: the raising or relocation of a structure, the use of levees or flood walls, the sealing of a structure and the protection of utilities. Some of the preceding measures may not be practical in certain circumstances, but our qualified licensed N.J. Construction Officials are prepared to guide your decision.

Refer to FEMA's Coastal Construction Manual for construction and design practices in coastal communities.