Wednesday, April 30

To support Congressman Pallone's FEMA legislation . . .

Attention Bayshore residents, all of you, no matter what your current flood zone designation:

Congressman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., introduced legislation that, were it passed, would put a moratorium on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) implementation of the newly reevaluated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

This meaning: You do NOT have to go out right this second and buy flood insurance, and if FEMA addresses all concerns, you might never have to.

While Pallone would prefer FEMA take it upon itself to administratively cease any and all implementation until questions and concerns are addressed, he said his legislation could be introduced as early as next week, if needed.

Pallone needs as much support as he can get, including Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.

It helps a great deal when elected officials know how much residents are concerned.

To have a voice in this issue, I urge you to call Sen. Menendez's office.

The numbers are listed below.

To reach his N.J. office: (973) 645-3030
To reach his D.C. office: (202) 224-4744

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