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Manasquan, Belmar, Wall Not In Top 10 Of NJ Towns Receiving Flood Insurance Pay

Nine other Jersey Shore towns are in the top 10 - largely because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy and other storms

By Scott Gurian, NJ Spotlight

Toms River topped a list compiled by NJ Spotlight of New Jersey towns that have received flood insurance payouts from the National Flood Insurance Program since 1978.

Manasquan's payouts exceed $90 million - trailing number 10 Monmouth Beach, which has received $96 million. Belmar has received around $17 million, while Wall has received more than $1 million.

Nine Jersey Shore towns are in the top 10 - largely because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy and other storms.

Since it was created in the late 1960s, the National Flood Insurance Program has paid out more than $50 billion to policyholders in all fifty states, US territories and the District of Columbia.

According to FEMA data going back to 1978 – when the agency first began computerizing its records -- Louisiana ranks at the top of the list of NFIP payment recipients, with more than $16 billion in historical losses, largely as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Nearly half of that total – some $7.2 billion -- is due to flood damage in New Orleans alone.

After Louisiana, Texas ranks second, with $5.5 billion, and post-Sandy New Jersey comes in a close third place, with $5.4 billion in payouts.

Following is a list of the top 10 communities in the state receiving flood-insurance payouts over the years:

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