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Deadline Nearing on Village of Ridgewood Flood Event Survey and Photo Submission

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Ridgewood NJ, has your home been impacted by a flood event? The Village of Ridgewood has launched an online portal for residents to submit details and photos of flood events.

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Ridgewood School District Searches for Solutions to Field Flooding Problem

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Ridgewood NJ, spring sports season is eagerly anticipated by students in the Ridgewood School District, but currently, athletes find themselves without fields to play on due to repeated damage caused by flooding.

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Village of Ridgewood Clears Fallen Trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River

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Ridgewood NJ, according to  Village Manager Keith Kazmark ,despite frigid temperatures our Parks Division began the process of removing down trees from Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River yesterday.

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Village Manager Says Flooding Problem is Bigger than Village of Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, the Village Manager Keith Kazmark said in Wednesday nights council meeting , “Our community experienced significant flooding this week for the for the third time in just over a three-month period. The Village has prioritized these concerns and has engaged the US Army Corps. of Engineers and the NJ DEP as we seek Federal and State support for flood mitigation. We must protect residential properties and both Village and Board of Education assets. I addressed this topic at the Village Council meeting last night.”

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Preparing for Potential Flooding in the Village of Ridgewood : Stay Informed and Take Precautions

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Ridgewood NJ, As we brace ourselves for an impending weather event, the Village is urging residents, especially those in low-lying areas near the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook or the Saddle River, to take necessary precautions. With heavy rains and strong winds forecast    for tomorrow night into Wednesday, it’s essential to stay informed and be prepared for the possibility of another flood event.

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Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday Afternoon for the Ridgewood Area

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch in effect from
Tuesday evening through Wednesday Afternoon.

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Spot Light On First Responders: Ridgewood Police, Fire ,EMS, and OEM

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Police, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood Emergency Services, and Ridgewood OEM personnel were all kept very busy handling flooding related requests for service on Monday, 12/18. One (1) such request came from the owner of a black colored SUV whose vehicle began floating out of her driveway, which is immediately adjacent to the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. A small excavator parked in the same area was also affected. Ridgewood firefighters secured both vehicles to nearby tree trunks. As of 1100 hours on Monday, no storm related injuries had been reported.

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Flood Advisory For This Morning in Bergen, Essex, Hudson,and Passaic

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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Bergen County .

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With Heavy Rain Coming this Weekend Ridgewood OEM Coordinator says ,”Please be aware and be safe!”

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Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood OEM Coordinator ‍Jeremy P. Kleiman says Please be aware and be safe!

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Ridgewood Village Council Fails to Reach Out to Residents Hurt by Flood Damage

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Ridgewood Nj, while serous concerns were raised over the condition of the turf fields the Village Council failed to reach out to flood damaged residents . Sadly it seems like all the attention is on the football field and residents who were flooded felt ignored.

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Ridgewood: Putting a Turf Field in a Flood Zone Can Exacerbate flooding in Several Ways

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Ridgewood NJ, the Maple turf field vendor is reportedly costing the Village $52,000 to clean up Maple field . Putting a turf field in a flood zone can exacerbate flooding in several ways:

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VILLAGE OF RIDGEWOOD OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FLOODPLAIN RESOURCES

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Ridgewood NJ, ‍from Jeremy P. Kleiman OEM Coordinator and Keith Kazmark Village Manager ,”in light of recent storm events that caused flooding to areas of the Village near the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook and Saddle River, we want to again share critical sources of information which provide awareness to the extent of potential flooding.  In addition to monitoring local weather reports for current weather conditions, we encourage all residents to sign up for the Village’s Emergency Alert Notifications through Ridgewood’s Everbridge account.  The link can be found on the Village website by clicking on the red banner at the top of the homepage.  In addition, you may access the registration page at the links below:

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RHS Stadium: A Flood Zone Means there is a Significantly Higher Risk of Flooding

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Ridgewood NJ, because there is so much confusion ,when something, such as a building or infrastructure, is constructed in a flood zone, it means that it has been built in an area that is susceptible to flooding during certain weather events or natural disasters, particularly heavy rainfall, storm surges, or the overflow of nearby bodies of water like rivers or lakes, brooks, and streams. Flood zones are typically designated based on historical flood patterns, topography, and hydrological data. Most of the area bordering the Ho-Ho-Kus brook and Saddle River are considered flood zones.   Here are some key implications and considerations when something is built in a flood zone:

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Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Director Assessing the Field Situation This Morning

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Ridgewood Nj, according to Nancy A. Bigos Director of Parks and Recreation for the Village of Ridgewood, the excessive rainfall throughout these past two weeks and the flooding created through the breach of the Ho-Ho-Kus Brook all municipal ballfields inclusive of: Maple Park, Habernickel Park, Citizen’s Park ,Veterans Field, and lower and upper Hawes were closed Friday.

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