Britain’s Prince Harry began a tour Tuesday of New Jersey’s storm-damaged coastline, inspecting dune construction, walking past destroyed homes and shaking hands with police and other emergency workers with Gov. Chris Christie as his guide.
Some debris removal has already started in Mantoloking and the first of 50 storm-wrecked houses should be demolished on Wednesday.
Crews have been working for months trying to clear New Jersey’s waterways after the storm dumped everything from houses to boats into bays, channels, rivers, inlets and other coastal waters.
Mantoloking is the last Jersey shore community to allow residents back since the Oct. 29 storm.
Mantoloking sustained some of the worst damage in the Oct. 29 storm. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and the ocean cut a channel through to Barnegat Bay, cutting the town in two.
Almost three months after Superstorm Sandy, dangers continue to lurk in the waters off the Jersey Shore.
A Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll released on Wednesday found that 56 percent of registered New Jersey voters oppose the measure. Less than four in 10 back the fee. But the bill’s sponsor State Sen. Bob Smith of Middlesex County said not enough is known about the proposal.
Two hundred damaged homes that still stand will likely come down, officials said. Once that happens, only half of Mantoloking’s 500 homes will remain.
State officials said there are about 1,400 vessels, 58 homes and eight cars still in Barnegat Bay. All have to pulled out by this summer because they pose a threat to anyone in the water.
Superstorm Sandy destroyed a home in Ocean County, N.J., but not cherished keepsakes.
While most beachgoers know to get out of the water when a thunderstorm’s coming, not everyone knows that after it rains is the worst time to go swimming.
Christie has been urging the Democratic-controlled Legislature to reform civil service laws to help municipalities stay under the new 2-percent cap on annual property tax increases.
The centerpiece of the plan is the early closure of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant. The plant sucks 1.4 billions of gallons of water each day from the bay and then discharges warmer water back.
Rapid development is killing New Jersey’s waterways by dumping tons of fertilizer, pesticides and other pollutants into rivers, bays and the Atlantic Ocean, according to a report released Wednesday by the state’s leading environmental groups.
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