Governor Murphy tours storm damage in Hillsborough after Topical Storm Ida


Ida’s Floods Force a New Reckoning for NJ

There’s a building boom in flood zones as climate change brings more rain, damage

IAN T. SHEARN / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – When it comes to flood risk, New Jersey has the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation in several categories. Now, as the state recovers from the fury unleashed by the tail end of Hurricane Ida, the news gets worse.

Before Ida’s historic and catastrophic deluge earlier this month, the state’s climate resilience strategy was focused primarily on the impact of rising sea level at shore communities …