When a storm is approaching, monitor Borough OEM (Office of Emergency Management) announcements and directions. If we are going to have a significant event, some terminology may be given that can be explained here. One common term during a flooding event is MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water), which very briefly explained, is one way to measure water level. Here is a table of MLLW for 4 significant storms that hit our Borough. Under Sandy Hook is the MLLW reading (in feet) at the station at Sandy Hook, and under Bay Ave is the amount of feet of water experienced during the storm on our main street.
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*Note: This measurement is the last recorded MLLW before the gauges stopped functioning.
Additional information can be found on these websites:
Stevens Insitute of Technology
Stevens Institute Flood Advisory System
The OFFICIAL website of the National Flood Insurance Program
Focus on Floods
An organization which is dedicated to addressing the fundamental conflict between economic development and conservation of the environment
Monmouth County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Monmouth County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (June 2015)
The Federal Government’s emergency preparedness website
Reducing Flood Risks to Residential Buildings that cannot be Elevated
Informational guide to reducing your flood risk when you cannot lift weather.gov Federal Government weather safety website
Federal Government weather safety website.