Residents who have to elevate their homes in the wake of Superstorm Sandy can learn how it's done at an information session on March 20.
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Berkeley Township Elementary School auditorium at 10 Emory Avenue in Bayville.
"As we continue to voice our objection over the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps, it's important as a municipality we continue to provide our residents with as many resources and information as possible to help them begin to rebuild," Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said.
The seminar features a Power Point presentation on techniques used to elevate homes after a natural disaster like Sandy. Roderick Scott from L & R Resources based in Mandeville, Louisiana, will do the presentation. Scott is a hazard mitigation specialist who represents the home elevation industry, the mayor said.
An industry representative will also discuss the Helical Pull-Down Micro piles for home elevation, which is a technique utilized to elevate homes without moving them off of the property.
Representatives from the township's engineering, planning and construction departments will also be on hand, Amato said.
"We are also in the process of lining up additional speakers, along with representatives from many area non-profit groups and foundations that may also be able to provide financial assistance to our residents," he said.
The seminar is the latest in a series of informational sessions township officials have held since Sandy struck on Oct. 29.