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Old 03-25-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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Believe it or not I'm looking to relocate to south NJ from South Florida. Im considering one of the senior communities around Manchester County. However I heard flooding is an issue in South Jersey. Since these area are not by the beach would they still be subject to flooding?
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:13 PM
 
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Believe it or not I'm looking to relocate to south NJ from South Florida. Im considering one of the senior communities around Manchester County. However I heard flooding is an issue in South Jersey. Since these area are not by the beach would they still be subject to flooding?
Certain areas are prone to flooding. Name a town in the county in question. There is no Manchester County in NJ.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:52 PM
 
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Do you mean Manchester Township?
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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Default Flooding in South Jersey

Yes, Manchester Township.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:26 PM
 
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There's a small lake, some brooks, and two cranberry bog areas. I doesn't look like a disaster waiting to happen to me.

There are FEMA flood zone maps. A realtor can tell you if a property is at risk.
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:43 AM
 
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South Jersey covers about seven counties. Of course they don’t all have flooding problems. Certain areas of certain towns that are close to water will probably have some flooding problems, if you live near the bay. The vast majority of South Jersey does not flood. I’ve lived in South Jersey my entire life, the only area I lived in that flooded (out of half a dozen towns I lived in) was Ocean City as it’s a narrow town between bay and the ocean. Even then, and never affected where I lived it only affected me in terms of driving, and only lasted til the high tide ended.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:59 PM
 
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I lived there for 30+ years. Some areas in SJ - Camden County & Burlington County, specifically have a high water table. AND there are some underground streams.

Wet basements were/are a problem there.

If I EVER moved back to NJ, no way would I have a basement. I would build my house on a concrete slab. Flooding was not a huge problem, but it did happen during a really heavy rainstorm. Sometimes a road would be flooded and you had to find an alternate way.

Just like Florida, where I happen to live now!
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:52 PM
 
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Southern New Jersey is pretty flat, but it's not a pancake. It's possible to have a dry basement in some areas.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Southern New Jersey is pretty flat, but it's not a pancake. It's possible to have a dry basement in some areas.
Most areas. I’ve lived in several towns in south Jetsey in my 57 years and only had issues in Ocean City. South Jersey covers 6 counties, of course they aren’t all flood prone.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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Chose wisely..
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