Floods are one of the most frequent hazards in New Jersey. They can result from severe thunderstorms, nor’easters or hurricanes, prolonged rainstorms, or rapidly melting ice. Flash flooding occurs when it heavily rains on either saturated or very dry soil with poor absorption ability or in low-lying areas.  FEMA recommends the “Planning – Response – Recovery – Mitigation Cycle” as a tool to prepare for hazards that face a community. This SD Bulletin provides best practices for the Planning Phase for Flash Floods. Read more.