Are you Prepared?
Surf City is located in the 100-year floodplain and entirely located in what FEMA labeled a Special Flood Hazard Area. If you are buying a property, visiting for a vacation, or a seasoned Surf City resident, please always check in for the most up to date information regarding emergency preparedness and hazard mitigation.
Sean MacCotter, Construction Official (609)494-6448
Christine Hannemann, CRS Coordinator (609)494-3064
THE FOLLOWING WEB LINKS ARE USEFUL TOOLS FOR ALL COMMUNITY OFFICIALS TO USE. PLEASE VISIT THESE WEBSITES ON A REGULAR BASIS, AS INFORMATION IS CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED.
Funding Sources for Repetitive Loss
Stevens Flood Advisory System – Click this link for real time water gauge information. This information is related to the water levels in Ship Bottom at the Route 72 thorofare. The pink line on the chart on the upper left-hand corner reflects the forecast with the grey as a margin. The red line is an active observation.
Useful Videos in relation to Flood Mitigation
What is the Community Rating System (CRS)?
The Office of the Municipal Clerk maintains elevation certificates submitted to the Borough. Call or email to inquire if a property you are interested in has one on file (609)494-3064 or email@example.com. You can also come in to learn how to use the Flood Maps to figure out the Base Flood Elevation of your property.
- Special Flood Hazard Areas, is your property subject to flooding?
- Ask Before You Buy-Know Your Flood Risk
- Preliminary Base Flood Elevation maps
- Please come in to talk to the Surf City Floodplain Administrator or call (609)494-6448 for more information on your hazard. The construction official, Sean MacCotter, is also the Certified Floodplain Manager, will visit your home to discuss mitigation options.
- Do not walk-through flooded waters.
- Turn around, don’t drown.
- Do not drive through a flooded area.
- Stay away from power lines & electrical wires.
- Ensure your property for your flood hazard – available to renters for contents and property owners.
- To find out more about Flood Insurance please contact any licensed insurance agent.
- Don’t wait for the next flood – there is a 30-day waiting period for coverage to take effect.
- National Flood Insurance Program
- Always check with the Building Department before you build on, alter, degrade or fill on your property.
- Funding Sources for Repetitive Loss
- Illegal building or filling should be reported to the Building Department (609)494-6448.
Protect the Natural Functions of the Floodplain
- Don’t pour oil, grease, pesticides, or other pollutants down storm drains or into ditches or streams.
- Other ways to protect your flood plain resources – click here.
Protect your Property from Flooding
- Talk to us about protecting your home or business by installing flood vents.
- All substantial improvements to existing buildings and new construction to homes and are subject to the Flood Control Ordinance regulations. This includes elevating HVAC, water heaters and other mechanical systems.
- Above the Flood: Elevating your Flood Prone House
- Protecting Building Utility Systems from Flood
Teach and discuss your flood plan with your household family members and neighbors.
What are the warning signals? Surf City will use Nixle, the PPI Facebook Page, local radio and the Fire Company in the event of an evacuation.
Does your family an evacuation route? If you become separated, do you have a rendezvous point? Register loved ones in need of assistance with the Surf City Police Department. Don’t forget to pack your re-entry placard.
Be sure to take all of your important documents and take photos of your home before you leave for an evacuation.