By Maryann Morris Blue Acres is New Jersey’s buyout program, run by the Department of Environmental Protection. They purchase properties damaged by repeated flooding from the homeowners, demolish them, and convert them to open space and natural flood storage. This is one potential option for storm survivors to use to get home and whole (or Read More »
New Jersey denies Tropical Storm Ida victims Federal funds to rebuild / September 4, 2023 / Fox Weather By Hillary Andrews, Katie Byrne MANVILLE, N.J. – A change in state policy denies some New Jersey residents earmarked Federal funds to rebuild 2 years after Tropical Storm Ida destroyed their homes. Eric Vaughn was one of Read More »
Two Years Later: Residents in Manville NJ Still Recovering From Hurricane Ida / September 1, 2023 / Fox Weather By Katie Byrne Manville, NJ residents and homeowners learned recently that government aid will not be coming two years after Hurricane Ida inundated the community.
‘Nothing has been done’: Manville residents frustrated over government’s slow Ida response / September 1, 2023 / MyCentralJersey By Alexander Lewis MANVILLE – Two years after floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the borough, some residents are still waiting for the help to restore their properties and lives. The New Jersey Organizing Project Read More »
Ida survivors still trying to recover two years later / September 1, 2023 / NJ Spotlight By Melissa Rose Cooper Two years after it hit, many New Jersey residents are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida. In Milford, Leanna Jones says that despite having flood insurance, the insurance company would not cover a lot Read More »
NJ flood victims offered buyouts instead of payouts to rebuild / August 16, 2023 / NBC By Carolyn Manno Instead of a payout, New Jersey homeowners are being offered a buyout two years after Ida. News 4’s Carolyn Manno reports.
Nearly 2 years after Ida, Manville residents are forced to choose between leaving their homes or paying for repairs themselves / August 15, 2023 / CBS NY By Christine Sloan Residents of Manville were told they’d get financial help from the state after the remnants of Hurricane Ida slammed the New Jersey borough, but nearly Read More »
2 years after Ida, flooded NJ homeowners face a choice: Pay up or move out / August 13, 2023 / Gothamist By Karen Yi A change to state policy has left some New Jersey residents in one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ida two years ago with two choices: Pay for repairs themselves or sell Read More »
Sell us your homes, but we won’t pay to lift them anymore, N.J. tells flood-prone towns / August 14, 2023 / NJ.com By Steven Rodas Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Irene in 2011. And then Ida in 2021. Manville has overcome a streak of storms — and the deluge they inevitably bring — for decades. But Read More »
Ida flood victims shocked by sudden buyout offer / August 10, 2023 / New Jersey Spotlight By Brenda Flanagan Miriam Saladin lives in Manville’s infamous Lost Valley. Her family has fled serious flooding three times. Like other victims of Tropical Storm Ida in Manville, she has been waiting two years for federal money to elevate Read More »