Hurricane

(Margate's dunes, in Sept. 2013.  File photo by CBS3)

Margate, NJ To Oppose State-Mandated Dunes Enhancement Project

Voters in this South Jersey town this week approved a move for the municipality to oppose a plan by the State of New Jersey to install protective dunes on the beaches.

11/06/2014

(The Potomac River overflows its banks at high tide on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brenda Ekwurzel, provided)

Report: Climate Change Will Worsen Tidal Flooding All Along East Coast

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists projects that in the next three decades years, Philadelphia could go from about 19 tidal flooding events per year to more than 200.

10/09/2014

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Amtrak Warns Eventual Shutdown of NJ-to-NYC Tunnels Will Be Needed

A report released by Amtrak says they would need to close each Hudson River tunnel for at least a year to make repairs.

10/02/2014

(US Rep. Bob Brady speaks with reporters about the federal grant to Septa.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

$87 Million For SEPTA Will Help Deal With Global Warming — For Now

Local congressmen joined Septa officials at the Sharon Hill station of the Route 102 trolley, where, an average of 12 times a year, flooding renders the tracks impassable.

09/26/2014

(Passengers board a Septa train at the Wynnewood station during a blizzard in February 2014.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

Federal Government Awards SEPTA $86 Million For Storm Hardening

The largest of the seven projects, costing $32 million, is to shore up the cabling that powers SEPTA’s entire Regional Rail system.

09/22/2014

(Workers practice rapid traffic-control equipment deployment in preparation for a shore evacuation emergency.   Photo by David Madden)

New Jersey Conducts Shore Hurricane-Evacuation Drill

Some 300 New Jersey state police and transportation department workers took part in a statewide hurricane drill today in Cumberland County to test their ability to get hundreds of thousands of people out of shore towns if the need occurs.

07/10/2014

(WISTFUL -- A few hopeful beachgoers find shelter under a gazebo in Sea Isle City, NJ as Hurricane Arthur brushes the coast.  Photo by Brad Segall)

With Hurricane Arthur Nudging NJ Coast, July 4th Is No Beach Day

Hopeful beachgoers were feeling the effects of the storm, with both rain and winds increasing in intensity as the storm passed well off shore.

07/04/2014

(Bathers enjoy the surf at an Ocean City, NJ beach.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

South Jersey Beaches May Limit Swimming If Oncoming Arthur Roils Surf Too Much

With seas of six to nine feet expected on Friday from Tropical Storm Arthur, even higher waves could be driven on shore, creating the danger of rip currents.

07/02/2014

(US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, in file photo by Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images)

Feds Announce $100M Effort To Ease Effects Of Next Sandy-like Storm

Protecting the Jersey shore from the next superstorm is one goal of a $100-million grant program announced today by Sally Jewell, secretrary of the US Department of the Interior.

06/16/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Hurricane Season Readiness is Focus of Jersey Shore Conference

Emergency management coordinators gathering at the Wildwood Convention Center were operating under the belief that it’s not a matter of if the Jersey shore gets hit with a hurricane, it’s when.

06/03/2014

(A solar-powered seismic monitor adjacent to the boardwalk near Dorset Avenue, in Ventnor, NJ.  Photo by Steve Butler)

Are Those Earthquake Monitors at the Jersey Shore? Sort of.

A seismic monitor sitting on the beach in Ventnor, NJ over the weekend turned a few heads.

05/13/2014

(Horseshoe crabs spawning at night.  Photo by Eric Schrading, US Fish and Wildlife Svc.)

Five South Jersey Beaches Readied For Horseshoe Crab Spawning Season

Five beaches in Cape May and Cumberland counties have been replenished, and 800 tons of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have been removed.

05/09/2014

DOVER BEACHES NORTH, NJ - OCTOBER 29:  A machine works on a demolition of a house one year after being partially destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, October 29, 2013 in Dover Beach North, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall last year on October 29th near Brigantine, New Jersey and affected 24 states from Florida to Maine and cost the country an estimated $65 billion.(Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

FEMA Agrees To Extend Housing Privileges For Sandy-Displaced NJ Residents

But starting May 1st, the 57 families still remaining in FEMA housing will be charged market-rate rent.

03/14/2014

(Waves crash against a previously damaged pier before landfall of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, NJ. Credit: Stan Honda/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Four Charged With Faking Eligibility For Hurricane Sandy Relief

New Jersey acting attorney general John Hoffman says all four had vacation homes at the shore which they claimed were their primary homes.

03/13/2014

(US Sen. Robert Menendez.  Image from US Senate TV)

Sen. Menendez Blames Trenton For Slow Hurricane Sandy Recovery

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was complimentary of HUD’s role but suggested there has been a lot of bureaucratic footdragging at the state level.

03/12/2014

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