According to a recent study by the NJ Resiliency Network:
- Most at risk municipalities have not adequately assessed their vulnerability, and there is wide variability in the approach and depth of analysis municipalities use when conducting risk and vulnerability assessments.
- Municipalities seek technical expertise in all areas of flood resilience planning and projects, requiring multiple layers of expertise, facilitators to assist them with the bureaucracy and funding to construct the projects.
- Municipalities prioritize funding needs for resilience of critical infrastructure, as opposed to flood protection measures that will aid in future events.
- Municipalities prioritize needed improvements to energy supply and back-up power, but are not looking at long-term resilient strategies.