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Unformatted text preview: coastal town, you may need to know which roads are prone to flooding. This can be a matter of life or death if you live on a barrier island. Here in New Jersey, there is Long Beach Island. This place is a barrier island, with only one evacuation route to move inland from the coast. If during a hurricane or a coastal storm, you have to be very alert for flooding. The main road is prone to flooding from a run of the mill thunder storm. If a major storm comes within 100 miles of the coast can be deadly. The storm drainage system empties into a tidal waterway. If the tide rises up into the storm drains, and you have a storm of greater than 73 mph with rain it will close off the only way off the barrier island. In the event of a forest fire you need at least 100 feet around your home. Some people have dug wells on their property. These people are also hooked up to city water. They use the well water to protect their property and sometimes their lives....
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- Spring '11