It wasn’t the worst flood in the region’s history, but last year’s Egg Harbor flooding was definitely in the top 10.
And Egg Harbor flooding may only get worse as time goes on. As the Press of Atlantic City reported last year, precipitation totals on the wettest day of the year have slowly risen over the last 70 years. The number of rain events greater than two inches has gone from a little more than 10 in 1980 to around 30 in 2010.
The idea of a flood can be frightening. As with any emergency, you’ll do well to keep a cool head and be prepared. Here are a few ways to get ready for the next flood and alleviate flood damage.