Visitors to the Jersey shore this weekend will find many of their favorite beaches and boardwalks ready for summer, thanks to a massive rebuilding effort after Superstorm Sandy.
“Only 15-percent think we’ll get back to normal this year,” Poll director David Redlawsk said. “Another 64-percent think it’s going to take one to five years to get there.”
If your neighbor’s tree falls on your house, who has to pay for the damage? Well, that depends.
When the damage is severe and wires are down everywhere, what should you do first?
Hurricane Sandy caused some damage and some flooding in Cape May, but Mayor Ed Mahaney says the storm’s ultimate path spared the New Jersey shore town.
Several out-of-state utility companies are pitching in to help Atlantic City Electric restore power to more than 100,000 customers.
Utility crews were working feverishly to restore electrical service to thousands of customers in Southern New Jersey who were still without power late Sunday night, one day after severe thunderstorms ripped through the region, causing widespread damage and power outages.
A huge clean-up and repair effort is underway in South Jersey particularly Atlantic county following Friday’s violent storm and there is progress reported as of Sunday morning, according to overnight repair crews.
The damage assessments will have to eclipse the $2.3 million in order for the county to receive federal disaster assistance to help local governments with the cost of storm cleanup.
Overall, Montgomery County public safety officials say, they feel good about the way the county handled the emergencies that arose out of Hurricane Irene this past weekend.
So what do you do with all the debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irene? Towns throughout the region have developed their own plans to deal with getting rid of the mess.
“I’ve probably seen 40 or 50 since mid-Sunday, way over a normal week for me,” Novick Adjustment Company president Michael White says.
The damage assessment from Sunday’s storms got underway on Monday. Some areas of South Jersey were hit especially hard, seeing more than 11 inches of rain.
The National Weather Service confirms a tornado is responsible for causing damage to buildings in Northeast Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon.
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