Borough of Highlands, NJ
  40.40422oN by 73.990674oW

Flood Information

When a storm is approaching, monitor Borough OEM (Office of Emergency Management) announcements and directions. If we are going to have a significant event, some terminology may be given that can be explained here. One common term during a flooding event is MLLW (Mean Lower Low Water), which very briefly explained, is one way to measure water level. Here is a table of MLLW for 4 significant storms that hit our Borough. Under Sandy Hook is the MLLW reading (in feet) at the station at Sandy Hook, and under Bay Ave is the amount of feet of water experienced during the storm on our main street.

    Sandy Hook Bay Ave
  1962 Donna 10.5 4
  1992 Nor'Easter 10.3 4
  2011 Irene 9.75 3
  2012 Sandy 13.31* 7

*Note: This measurement is the last recorded MLLW before the gauges stopped functioning.

Additional information can be found on these websites:

Know Your BFE and Zone
Check here for the FEMA Flood Map Service Center

Stevens Insitute of Technology
Stevens Institute Flood Advisory System

The OFFICIAL website of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Focus on Floods
An organization which is dedicated to addressing the fundamental conflict between economic development and conservation of the environment.

Monmouth County Hazard Mitigation Plan
Monmouth County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (June 2015)

NJ Office of Emergency Management
The Federal Government’s emergency preparedness website

Reducing Flood Risks to Residential Buildings that cannot be Elevated
Informational guide to reducing your flood risk when you cannot lift Federal Government weather safety website.
Federal Government weather safety website.