Protecting our communities from storms in the COVID-19 era

By Alison Arne When Hurricane Irene hit New Jersey in 2011, my family evacuated from Western Atlantic County.  Because we lived inland, it came as a complete surprise when, in the middle of the night, first responders knocked on the door.  They told us that we didn’t have to go, but at a certain point Read More »

Offense and Defense as we face flooding and future storms

by Alison Arne Our focus for 2020 is ensuring our communities have the resources to prepare for rising seas and future storms and the power to make decisions that benefit us.  You don’t need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need to be a scientist to tell Read More »

Coronavirus & Community Prep

NJOP response – Version 3 3.16.2020 (We will do our best to update this as we are able, but please note the date for how current the information is.) CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR NEW CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION WEBSITE Our organization was founded by disaster survivors. Two things are true.  One – many times when we’re Read More »

Understanding the NFIP

BREAKING NEWS: The Senate just passed an extension of the NFIP: it has been extended until November 21st. We live to fight another day for the NFIP we deserve – no bad changes to the program – but no good ones either, and nothing to help us with FEMA’s administrative changes that would raise our insurance rates. Read More »

Changing the Rules to Put Families First

By Shannon Duffy ACTION ALERT!  Please sign our petition by clicking here.  The battle is on again over the future of our National Flood Insurance Program.  Does it put big insurance and banks first? Price families out of protection? Or does it put us and preparation first?   On July 16th Senator Menendez (D-NJ) along with Read More »

Summer Gatherings 2019

Manahawkin / LBI: Wednesday August 21st – Joe, Amanda and NJOP Bday party 6:30pm – 9pm, Bird & Betty’s 529 Dock Rd. Beach Haven NJ (on LBI) 08008 (Facebook Link) Three birthdays for the price of one: celebrate Joe’s 50th, Amanda’s 42nd, and NJOP’s 5th! Tickets are $20 for B-day fun, drinks and Bird & Read More »

COMMUNITY POWER:

Spring of 2019 – Over 150 residents came together to take action for Sandy Recovery and our future at the shore in Ventnor, Brick, and Middletown. Thanks to all who attended and to the New Jersey Resource Project, SBP, Affordable Housing Alliance and all the organizations who contributed.  

Increasing Storms and Flooding Are Impacting Our Lives

BY FRAN BARONOWITZ Living near the shore has always had its moments of disaster.  There was the hurricane of 1944 that battered the Jersey shore.  Eighteen years later in 1962, 50 mph winds and 9 foot tides caused damage in Atlantic City and Margate.  In 1992, my son lost his car in an 8 foot Read More »

Adventures in Sandyland:  Some clawback progress & ICC extension

BY AMANDA DEVECKA-RINEAR At just a little over halfway through 2018 we’ve made some progress.  First, as you may remember, back in May we won an extension of ICC funding so you have three more years to use up to $30,000 of your own insurance money to mitigate.  Yay! Read “Sandy victims get 3 more years to Read More »

Don’t Drill Off New Jersey

BY JOE MANGINO Why am I not surprised that the same people who think opening up nearly all US waters to offshore drilling would schedule a public hearing on Valentine’s Day?  Last week, even though it was my 21st wedding anniversary, I headed out to Hamilton on 2/14 with other NJOPers and excellent NJ organizations Read More »