WOODBINE – The Borough of Woodbine has introduced a proposed flood damage prevention ordinance as required by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program. Second reading will be at the July 20 meeting. This ordinance adopts new standards and new flood insurance rate maps that replace the version promulgated by FEMA in 1979. On the effective date of the ordinance (October 5, 2017), new structures and substantial improvements to existing structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) will be required to comply with the ordinance, particularly with respect to compliance with the minimum lowest floor elevation.
Source: Cape May County Herald