Manasquan installs high water mark signs to raise tidal flood risk awareness

     Officials at the unveiling of a high mark mark sign at Wood Agency in Manasquan. Pictured (l to r): Christopher Huch, Community Resiliency Specialist from the Jacques Cousteau Research Reserve; Owen McCarthy, Councilman & Chair of the Public Safety Committee; Ray Krudzlo, Senior Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office Mount Holly; Robert Wood, Owner, Wood Agency; George Dempsey, Mayor; Joseph Bossone, Concilman & OEM Liaison; and Joseph Miketta, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office Mount Holly. (Photo courtesy of the Manasquan Office of Emergency Management)

    Officials at the unveiling of a high mark mark sign at Wood Agency in Manasquan. Pictured (l to r): Christopher Huch, Community Resiliency Specialist from the Jacques Cousteau Research Reserve; Owen McCarthy, Councilman & Chair of the Public Safety Committee; Ray Krudzlo, Senior Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office Mount Holly; Robert Wood, Owner, Wood Agency; George Dempsey, Mayor; Joseph Bossone, Concilman & OEM Liaison; and Joseph Miketta, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service Forecast Office Mount Holly. (Photo courtesy of the Manasquan Office of Emergency Management)

    An initiative is underway in Manasquan to install signs at the high water mark left by Superstorm Sandy floodwaters at prominent locations throughout the borough.

    The objective is to maximize awareness of the true risks that coastal flooding poses, especially to the seasonal population, according to a release issued by the Manasquan Office of Emergency Management, the agency undertaking the project. 

    On Wednesday, as part of the National Weather Service’s Flood Safety Awareness Week, members of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ and the Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences joined the borough’s mayor and council members in unveiling a high water mark on the exterior of Wood Agency, a real estate office on Main Street operated by Bob Wood.

    Business owners interested in having a high water mark sign installed are asked to contact the Manasquan Office of Emergency Management at oem@manasquan–nj.com. Visit www.manasquan-nj.com/OEM for additional flood safety information and links to OEM programs

    For additional information on the National Weather Service’s Flood Safety Awareness Week, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/flood.html.

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