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Submerged superstorm
debris threatens tourism

Associated Press, by Wayne Parry

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2013 2:19:59 PM

MANTOLOKING, N.J. -- On the surface, things look calm and placid. Just beneath the waterline, however, it´s a different story. Cars and sunken boats. Patio furniture. Pieces of docks. Entire houses. A grandfather clock, deposited in a marsh a mile from solid land. Hot tubs. Tons of sand. All displaced by Superstorm Sandy. "We did a cleanup three weeks ago. Then when we went back the other day, you could still see junk coming up in the wash," said Paul Harris, president of the New Jersey Beach Buggy Association, which helps take care of beaches on which

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jir, 2/17/2013 3:44:12 PM     (No. 9181862)

My sister and her hubby have a home on a canal in Brick, NJ. After paying flood insurance all these years, they were informed that will not be paid for any property loss on first floor. Structural damage yes, but not furniture, TV, computers, etc. The Governor also rezoned the shore, so any one story home can not be insured, therefore - no mortgage. Their first floor can not be rebuilt as it was before, it must be all open or flood gated. The damage to Brick and Mantoloking area is awful. It is so very sad.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 2/17/2013 5:48:03 PM     (No. 9182000)

On the other hand, fishing out to be great.

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