Rising Together Report
by Steve Kirby
12/23/2022 | 12:19 pm
What Happened: Barnegat Bay flooded streets and property on 12 23 2022
When Did it Happen: 2022-12-23
How Did it Affect You: On this day, and for a few days after- Bay tide rose to highest level since Sandy. Roads impassable, police activity needed to transport residents. Health related issues led to residents transported out of community by either police or ambulance. Roads being raised by local Brick/Toms River municipalities at a cost of several million dollars. But under these circumstances, higher roads will not solve access problems. Certainly, getting worse in terms of heavy flooding past several years.
Did The Experience Change How You Think About Flooding: Since flooding getting so much worse year to year- value of home holding steady or rising becomes a concern and need to consider selling out eventually before values start to fall.