Petitioning US Army Corps of Engineers; US House of Representatives

We urge the US Army Corps of Engineers and US House of Representatives to fully fund the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Study and plan for 2015 implementation

Our communities from Millburn to Rahway, New Jersey faced significant damages from Rahway River flooding and Hurricane Irene. Most predict extreme weather patterns will result in a next storm sooner than later. Over $100 million in damages in the region  impacted towns like Millburn, Union, Springfield, Cranford,Kenilworth and Rahway adversely. Cranford had 1600 homes damaged.  We are grateful for the US Army Corps of Engineers and NJ DEP for their professionalism and the study has made great progress narrowing alternatives to one that will provide meaningful flood mitigation. The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control  is urging that full funding now is needed to finalize the study and move to implementation.  Neighbors should sign the petition to urge the US Congress and the US Army Corps of Engineers to fully fund what is required.  Estimates include the project could lower peak storm elevations in Millburn by 2.6 feet and in Cranford by 3.3 feet.  No project will resolve flooding but this action is meaningful.  

Letter to
US Army Corps of Engineers; US House of Representatives
We urge the US Army Corps of Engineers and US House of Representatives to fully fund the Rahway River Flood Mitigation Study and plan for 2015 implementation