New Jersey AG Announced Tools to Protect Residents from Increasing Flood Risks

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin—along with the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Community Affairs, and the Division of Consumer Affairs—announced a variety of new tools and measures to better protect residents from flood risks. The officials announced an updated disclosure forms about flood history and risk to better inform prospective buyers and renters, as well as a new online tool for searching properties’ risk level, both of which implement provisions of a new flood risk disclosure law that went into effect in June. In a statement, AG Platkin said: “The flood disclosure requirements we’re implementing under the new law are some of the strongest in the nation and will help New Jerseyans protect themselves, their families, and their property from the consequences of hidden flood risks.”