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Sea Isle Earns Recognition for Flood Mitigation Efforts

Mayor Leonard Desiderio and members of the Sea Isle City Council with the plaque honoring the city for its flood mitigation efforts.

By Vince Conti

SEA ISLE CITY – The New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management has recognized the city for excellence in flood mitigation efforts.

Neil Byrne, the city’s construction officer and floodplain manager, presented a plaque from the association to Mayor Leonard Desiderio and members of the City Council at a council meeting Tuesday, March 12.

Sea Isle has long held a high level of recognition in the FEMA Community Rating System, where it was the first community in the state to earn a level 3 status. It remains one of only 11 communities in the nation with that status.

The level 3 designation earns property owners in the city a 35% discount on premiums in the National Flood Insurance Program.

Neighboring Avalon is also a level 3 community.

The floodplain group is a statewide organization with over 500 members dedicated to heightening awareness about flood risks and providing education about safety and property protection.

Sea Isle construction official Neil Byrne reading the plaque from Association of Floodplain Management.

Vince Conti is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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