The City of Somers Point has elected to participate in a Program for Public Information (PPI) for flood hazards comprised of a number of towns in Southern New Jersey. The Program for Public Information has brought together an array of community members and institutions to help raise awareness of flood risk and flood damage. These members meet at least twice a year to discuss the flooding hazards facing Somers Point and other communities and to develop a plan to bring this to the public’s attention.
While partnering with the PPI will bring tangible and intangible benefits in terms of hazard education and connecting residents to resources, the Program is also a qualifying activity for the Community Rating System (CRS) administered by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS incentivizes communities to take action to prevent flood damage and promote activities that result in the reduced insurance claims from flooding events. Somers Point is participating in this program to provide flood insurance discounts to its residents in flood hazard areas, with steeper discounts available for policy holders in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
This website will provide information on PPI activities and provide information about flooding in Somers Point. Please check back for more updates. Use the links below to navigate the site and learn more about the City’s flood protection information.