The 13-mile, $207 million dune project was designed by the Army Corps of Engineers, but Suffolk is responsible for acquiring the land.
Manasquan has become the latest Jersey Shore town that was pummeled by Superstorm Sandy and has now decided it doesn’t want protective sand dunes.
The owners of Jenkinson’s Pavilion in Point Pleasant Beach are suing over a plan to build sand dunes, saying the project would transform their privately owned beach into a public one.
The votes authorize the towns to acquire small strips of land by negotiation or by seizing it under the power of eminent domain. Any land seized would have to be paid for.
State officials said they are bringing in 20,000 cubic yards of sand to repair the dune at an estimated cost of $200,000.
New Jersey’s top court has ruled an elderly couple didn’t deserve a $375,000 award because a new protective sand dune blocked their view of the ocean.
The New Jersey town of Belmar has begun taking more steps to prevent damage from future hurricanes.
Toms River has lost 20 to 25 percent of its tax base and 400 homes are being demolished. 4,000 homes were damaged.
Declaring the Jersey shore officially open for the summer, Gov. Chris Christie cut a 5-mile long ribbon Friday symbolically linking some of the shore towns that were hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.
In Long Beach Township, the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on 60 of the 465 oceanfront property owners to give their blessing to the project.
Speaking from Middlesex on Tuesday, the famously brash governor announced he will personally announce the names of all those who have yet to sign easements to let the government build dunes.
The system will arrive Wednesday around midday, bringing heavy rain and snow that could disrupt travel and cause power problems throughout the Tri-State Area.
Walkers, four-wheelers, and fishermen may now make use of the park in Berkeley Township.
The group says more than 2,500 people representing 22 organizations took part in the simultaneous cleanups that took place at 30 locations.
The consensus in Albany is that, due to climate change, we can expect more monster storms like Sandy, and more flooding.