These days, the Jersey Shore floods even on sunny days.
From fall through the end of winter, the Jersey Shore is expected to have experienced between nine and 15 high tide flooding days, compared to eight last year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Tidal flooding days have become more common, as the sea levels are rising, experts say.
"Our land is sinking at the same time the water is rising," Lisa Auermuller, from Rutgers University’s Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, told CBS News.
"You can either pretend it's not happening or choose to do something about it," she added.
Stafford Township helps residents fight rising sea levels
Stafford Township is ready to combat rising sea level with a new program that’s putting out grants for construction to adapt coastal buildings to new tidal conditions. In some cases, they're raising people's homes.
Funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the program dubbed "Resilient Stafford," has been in development for the past two years.
So far, the township has been able to help about 600 residents with either education or flood mitigation grants, municipal administrator Matt Von Der Hayden said.
Through the program, residents can obtain grants to elevate their properties or to do any other type of structural fixture to combat flooding.
The program has also earned a 25% discount on flood insurance premiums for qualifying residents.
This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Jersey Shore township provides residents with money to fight flooding