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Jersey Shore Storm Survivors Face Uncertain Future


Society & Culture  (tags: society, safety, Hurricane sandy victims, New Jersey )

Cal
- 610 days ago - npr.org
The barrier islands off the coast of New Jersey were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, and for the moment, most residents are banned from living in their homes because the area is far too damaged.



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Kit B. (277)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:42 am

A second nasty storm is blowing in tonight or tomorrow, I do hope those in need have food and shelter. Most shelters in the Northeast are allowing for pets, but they still need food.

Free Clicks at www. freekibble.com/ - all clicks for as long as needed are going to feed pets in need in storm damaged areas.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 7:13 am
Thanks for that link , Kit!
 

Robert Pavlick (8)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 9:21 am
It will be interesting now to see if the President and FEMA will be as supportive of storm victims now that the election is over.
 

Tim Paich (49)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:06 am
Let's petition Mother Nature for those storms to stop happening. Mother Nature is a jerk.
 

Kate A. (10)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 10:38 am
S/N, thank you
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 11:03 am
Welcome to the future.
 

lee e. (114)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 1:38 pm
We need a genius to reassess the rebuilding in areas that will continue to be more vulnerable to the effects of global warming - and insurance companies that will provide coverage to those same areas! It's a "reaping" - unfortunately!!
Thanks for posting Cal - and your link as well Kit!
 

Dandelion G. (374)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 2:30 pm
I know for those who live on barriers islands they would not want to read this, but that is what barriers islands were for, to protect the mainland from the storms. They never were suppose to have permanent dwellings upon them, all should be left natural. Now there is talk at billions to build barriers of metal, when Mother Nature had given us what is natural.

Instead of sinking more and more money into these homes the insurers should pay them off so they can relocate. I know that isn't what those near the water want to hear, but it is time to face the reality of the situation. The Federal Government could pay for each lot a set price so the land would never be built upon again.

I know in the area I lived in, this was done on some homes, the people were allowed to finish out their lives in the homes but they could not sell nor give to any heirs their property. They were paid off for their homes and now it is natural wetlands where all had been. So before sinking any more money into these barrier islands it might be time to do something similar.

Because the tough choices were not done years ago to control our fossil fuel emissions the even tougher choices are now being laid at the feet of many people. This is not going to get better, a bitter pill swallow but I see little choice other than rebuild to be washed away again. Then all of our homeowners insurance policies go through the roof and no one can afford to pay where they are.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 3:21 pm
Some factual information from one who lost his home. Christie and Obama can walk around the Jersey shore, bemoaning the devastation they saw. They talk about rebuilding - half a lie. This administration supported Bush's removal of FEMA coverage for anyone who did not live in their house year round. If you house was above sea level, you could not get flood insurance.
So in other words, the political opt these men took at our expense knew they were lying. Thousands of people lost their vacation/retirement home, never to see them again. These men know this, but they were too busy being politicians .
 

Eternal Gardener (702)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 4:14 pm
Noted.
 

Tim Paich (49)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 4:16 pm
My house is still there and I have flood vents and the house up. No damage on my house. Mother Nature is very much to complain about.
 

llouise Woychesko (1)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5:09 pm
Heartbreaking to lose your home.
 

Lydia S. (172)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 8:52 pm
Extremely uncertain future , Hoping it works out somehow for those suffering .
 
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