Sunday, April 7, 2013

In Sandy's wake, a small NJ town struggles to recover

You've read about the wreckage that Superstorm Sandy left behind in the Rockaways,
Coney Island and parts of Long Island in New York and in such New Jersey shore towns as Mantoloking, Bay Head and Seaside Heights. But did you know that know that 32 homes were ripped from their foundations and disappeared into the bay or the lagoon in the tiny town of Tuckerton, NJ?  Or that an additional 280 homes there were totally destroyed?

On March 15, we spoke with Tuckerton's Administrator Jenny Gleghorn about
Sandy's damage and the hurdles her town's residents face in their efforts to recover.

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