FEMA might buy flood-prone property in 13 New Jersey towns

    For parts of New Jersey that suffer frequent flood damage and have property owners hitting up government relief funds, FEMA is weighing a new solution: buying the property.

    The Star-Ledger reports FEMA has begun the process of buying flood-damaged property in 13 New Jersey towns. Towns would get grants and forfeit the right to build on the properties in the future.

    Wayne, Lincoln Park, Fairfield, Pompton Lakes, Pequannock, Manville, Little Falls, Paterson, Cranford, New Milford, Westwood, Middlesex Borough and Denville are all part of the conversation.

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