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Office of Emergency Management
William F. Smith
Fire Marshal / OEM Coordinator
973-882-2700 x2506 Fax 973-244-0178

Send E-Mail to the OEM

Flood Gauges

Pine Brook River Gauge
This gauge is funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood damage reduction feasibility study. Note that flood stage is above elevation 19. Note that the website provides up to three days of advanced warning of higher than usual water surface elevations.

Two Bridges River Gauge
Note is not a prediction gage. Flood elevation is 9 feet.

New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding

Rainfall Data
The Advanced Flood Warning System ("AFWS") website is a cooperative effort managed by the IFLOWS Program of the National Weather Service and gives real-time precipitation readings throughout our area. For reference, note the following key storm magnitudes: 2-year, 3.5 inches; 5-year, 4.4 inches, and 10-year, 5.2 inches.

General Information on Flooding
FEMA guidance on preparing for, surviving and recovering from widespread flooding. Click here

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
An extremely detailed page developed by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program ("NFIP") to answer questions about flood insurance.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (free) (Click Here)
Enter your address in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Once you locate your map, click "View." It is now possible to create a "Firmette," which is a digital copy of your map. Be patient, the site moves slowly.

How to Apply for Assistance

» Apply Online
Call     1-800-621-FEMA      1-800-621-FEMA (3362) /
              1-800-462-7585         1-800-462-7585 (TTY)

» What is Disaster Assistance
» Individual Assistance
» Hazard Mitigation


Related Information

Fairfield Township Engineering Department