Flood Information


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Through the Blue Acres program, homeowners have the option to voluntarily sell their flood-prone homes to NJDEP, providing a path for recovery and minimizing hazards.

What is Blue Acres? Blue Acres is a voluntary, state-led flood buyout program that works with willing sellers to purchase their home that has been damaged by storm events or is prone to future flooding. To assist homeowners with flood recovery and prevention, Blue Acres offers Fair Market Value and evaluates participants for supplemental assistance or incentives, which are monies available in addition to the value of the home, to help ensure that offer amounts allow homeowners to pay off existing debt on the home (mortgage, liens, etc.) and have some proceeds from the sale to secure comparable replacement housing that is safe and outside of flood-prone areas.

Apply for a Flood Buyout ASAP Homeowners who wish to participate in the voluntary flood buyout program must express interest in a buyout by applying directly to the program. Blue Acres buyouts are strictly voluntary, and homeowners can change their mind or withdraw from participation at any time.      read more...


A Message from Mayor Runfeldt regarding LOMR (Letter of Map Revision):

The Federal Emergency management Agency (FEMA) recently issued a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) that may positively affect your property and the premiums you pay for flood insurance.

 So what is a LOMR? A LOMR is a letter from FEMA officially revising the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to show changes to floodplains, floodways, or flood elevations. Typically these letters are associated with large scale map changes. When a LOMR is issued by FEMA, the affected FIRM will be reissued, physically changing the map to reflect the results of the LOMR.

 Why was the LOMR issued? The Borough of Lincoln Park requested a review of existing flood maps because available preliminary data suggested that a significant number of properties in the Borough may eventually be removed, or partially removed, from the flood plain upon the issuance of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps. Those that are not removed may a benefit from a somewhat lower Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Unfortunately, the process of issuing new Flood Insurance Rate Maps by FEMA has been delayed. The LOMR, sought by the Borough, will significantly accelerate the benefits that will be realized upon the eventual issuance of the new maps.              (....read more)


Lincoln Park Post Acquisition Restoration Planning Efforts

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FEMA’s Revised Morris County Flood Maps Are Now Available


After several brief delays, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its long-awaited revised preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (pFIRMs) for five Morris County municipalities affected by map amendments made in neighboring counties.

Digital version of the maps can be viewed at the link below. This website also provides a search function for specific addresses - https://msc.fema.gov/fmcv

Read more on the Morris County website.



Approximately 68-percent of the Borough of Lincoln Park is in the 100-year floodplain (FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area). This is largely due to the presence of two of the largest (by drainage area) rivers in northern New Jersey. The Passaic River helps shape the southern municipal border while the Pompton River shapes the eastern municipal boundary.

Low-lying areas of Borough of Lincoln Park are subject to periodic flooding caused by the overflow of the Passaic River, the Pompton River, Beaver Dam Brook, East Ditch, and West Ditch. The greatest flood of record occurred in August-September 2011 when the area was impacted by Hurricane Irene. The flood peak from 1903 was formerly the flood of record on the Passaic River. Major recent floods have occurred twice in 2011, in 2010 and 2007.

The risk for flooding can vary within the same neighborhood and even property to property. When the Borough experiences a flooding event all residents are affected; roads and bridges are closed and power failures and outages may occur.


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Fire Department Siren Signals:
  • EVACUATION “WATCH” is a series of short, intermittent blasts (3-minutes) of the Fire sirens. This signal will indicate the possibility of evacuation from your area becoming necessary in the hours following.

  • “SIGNAL TO EVACUATE” a three (3) minute long continuous blast of the siren.  Do not hesitate to leave your home.  Prolonging your departure makes access to your home by rescue workers more difficult as the storm progresses.  If there are ill, elderly, or disabled persons in your home, prepare for an early evacuation, as access by ambulance also becomes difficult as the storm advances.  Call the Borough Emergency numbers or the Police Dept if you require assistance.

Evacuation Routes

The following major transportation routes within and nearby the Borough of Lincoln Park may be used for evacuation routes during an emergency or disaster

  • Route 202 (Boonton Turnpike and Main Street):  provides access towards Wayne Township (Route 23) and Montville Township (Route 287, Jacksonville Road).  Intersects most other major roadways within Lincoln Park.
  • Comly Road:  provides access towards Route 202 (Lincoln Park) and Pequannock Township
  • Jacksonville Road:  provides access towards Montville Township, Kinnelon Borough and Pequannock Township
  • Beaverbrook Road:  provides access towards Pequannock Township and Route 202
  • Ryerson Road:  provides access towards Route 202 and Pequannock Township
  • Two Bridges Road:  provides access to Fairfield Borough and Wayne Township 
  • Pinebrook Road/Chapel Hill Road:  provides access to Route 2020, Two Bridges Road, and West Pinebrook Road
  • West Pinebrook Road:  provides access to Montville Township, Two Bridges Road, Peace Valley Road, Barney Road, Pinebrook Road, Route 202
  • New Jersey Transit Authority Railway and Easement:  bisects the Borough of Lincoln Park, provides rail and limited vehicular transportation route towards Montville and Wayne Townships  

Flood Insurance Programs

  • FloodSmart - official site of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • The National Flood Insurance Program | FEMA.gov
    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is aimed at reducing the impact of flooding on private and public structures. This is achieved by providing affordable insurance for property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of Risk Insurance in general, and National Flood Insurance in particular.

Local Flood Risk

Determine your local risk online and understand the extent of a major flood.