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What Are The Risks and What Can You Do To Prepare?

Floodplain Management

The possibility of flooding is very real for The City of Perth Amboy but there are many ways to avoid risk and be prepared. Our staff at the Department of Code Enforcement is always ready to provide advice on mitigation and the requirements for building in a flood zone. Below are several FEMA publications together with links to websites regarding mitigation, insurance, and other potential financial assistance and being prepared. When in doubt, please contact us. We are here to help.

Local Flood Hazard

City of Perth Amboy Raritan River:

The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. Its watershed drains much of the mountainous area of the central part of the state, emptying into the Raritan Bay on the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Sources: Raritan River
  • Length: 69.6 mi
  • Mouth: Raritan Bay

Check Your Flood Vulnerability:

Get Protected:

  • Once you determine your risk, check into obtaining flood insurance for your home. A list of local insurance agents can be obtained at

Flood Certificates