Shore Towns Concerned About Nor'easter
By Phil Gregory, WBGO News
March 6, 2013
Towns along the Jersey Shore still trying to recover from Sandy are hoping the nor’easter won’t cause a lot of problems.
Residents in low-lying areas of Toms River and Brick Township are being urged to move to higher ground.
Brick Mayor Steve Acropolis says getting stressed out about every new storm is emotionally draining for residents.
“We’ve done everything we can do on the barrier island to shore up our dunes or our levees if you will, but when you get a 24 to 48 hour nor’easter with those winds gusting it’s going to blow a lot of water into the back bays.
Acropolis expects there will be some moderate flooding, but he doesn’t anticipate the storm surge will breach the dunes like Sandy did.
Toms River Police Chief Mike Mastronardy is hoping the storm will not cause more damage to homes in areas devastated by Sandy.
“Here they are just re-sheetrocking, putting in electric wiring, getting ready to go and if they had wash over, if they had flooding, it’s all for naught. So we hopefully have protected them.”
© 2013 WBGO News
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