Bateman/Doherty Bill Establishing Hunterdon-Somerset Flood Advisory Task Force Advances

Legislation sponsored by Senators Christopher “Kip” Bateman and Michael Doherty establishing a task force to address flooding in Somerset and Hunterdon counties was approved by the Senate Environment & Energy Committee.

Flooding in downtown Bound Brook on April 16, 2007. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Raritan River flooding has plagued homeowners and businesses in Somerset County for as long as I can remember,” said Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex). “It’s time there be an in depth review to determine what can be done to mitigate this continuing problem that’s caused havoc for so many families decade after decade. By establishing a regional task force we can hopefully find comprehensive solutions to address the problems in this unique area.”

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