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 with a recommendation scheduled for March 31, 2016. The Mayors Council Rahway River Watershed Flood Control is urging that full funding now is needed to authorize the funding of the plan in 2016. 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.
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