FEMA offered Ocean County municipalities the option to adopt preliminary flood maps now or wait for the final draft of the FIRM Flood Maps in 2022.
George Kasimos contacted Mayor Robert Sabosik for a comment on the preliminary map adoption which would have added over 658 homes into the flood zone. Increasing the amount of homes required to purchase flood insurance by 25%. Also increasing premiums for existing residents by enforcing higher elevations.
Mayor Sabosik stated Point Pleasant will not be adopting the 2015 Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map for Ocean County.