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New Storm Could Cause More Jersey Flooding

With protective dunes washed away, small storm may pose big threat


Flooded Mantoloking, N.J., as pictured Wednesday from the helicopter behind the chopper carrying President Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. AP Photo.

As if storm-weary New Jersey hadn't suffered enough.

Accuweather.com is reporting that a storm heading up the coast may bring another round of flooding to the state Tuesday night into Wednesday. While the storm just looks like a typical nor'easter, forecasters are worried it may create major flooding:

The concern comes because of the fact that the protective dunes along the coast were basically wiped out from Atlantic City, N.J. on northward. This in turn, allows for any water rise to have free reign to flow into coastal communities with no barriers.

If the storm track holds, Jersey could see a water rise of two to four feet on top of normal tide channels, Accuweather says. That means during high tide Wednesday afternoon, water levels could rise as much as eight or nine feet.

Thankfully, there's still a chance the storm could pass further offshore.
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jmlo8

Lots of us are ok, and new Yorkers help each other. The east coast will be ok

November 04 2012 at 2:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jmlo8

It was just a lot of wind and rain...but we are packed close together here, so it hurts lots of us

November 04 2012 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hjstrin

I read these posts and I am asking myself are Americans really that ignorant? NO, it was NOT and act of GOD, there is no such thing! NO, it was not Obama, he does not have a Hurricane Switch in his office, NO it was not Bush for the same reason, it was NATURE and in part is was us, who daily contribute to the pollution and global warming of or Planet! We pump carbon fuels out of the ground (sometimes with extremely damaging methods, such as fracking), we burn those carbon fuels and pollute the atmosphere with Carbon Monoxides, we process these carbon fuels into plastics and then bury them( as garbage) knowing well that they will be there for the next thousand years. IT WAS US, BECAUSE WE DON'T CARE!

November 03 2012 at 11:28 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
drhc13

Nature and god are not one and the same. There is no god or any other supernatural form controlling anything. Get real.

November 03 2012 at 11:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
myopin35

Remember this quote from the CEO of EXXON? In a nutshell, all you folks have to do is adapt. It is an engineering problem, nothing more.

" Rex Tillerson said at a meeting at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York that climate change was a “great challenge,” but it could be solved by adapting to risks such as higher sea levels and changing conditions for agriculture.

“As a species that’s why we’re all still here: we have spent our entire existence adapting. So we will adapt to this,” he said. “It’s an engineering problem, and it has engineering solutions.”

November 03 2012 at 7:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
storywriter83

So some of you I meant not one iPad typo

November 03 2012 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
storywriter83

Stop with the god and politics this wasnt an act of god nor was it politics or any president it was NATURE so one of you get over yourselves with your politics and fake story about the end the world bull. People who lost homes dont care about voting or politics right now,they have other things on their minds I would think.

Thanks

November 03 2012 at 6:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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olbiker

My heartfelt concern goes out to everyone that was in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately, this was a harsh lesson to all that building next to the ocean provides some beautiful scenery. However, it also exposes one to the actions of nature that cannot be controlled. Building homes on spoil islands and sandbars is not wise.

November 03 2012 at 6:38 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Papa-Joe

I made similar comments about the people that build their homes in the foothills and on sides of mountains in the LA AREA, which burn down every other year......

November 03 2012 at 7:44 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
shatil2051

Can we leave politics out of this one and focus on what's important? Geez people.

November 03 2012 at 5:25 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Pisces-Antionette Mo

Agree with your post.

November 03 2012 at 6:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Kris Nelson

Obama left the hurricane machine on, not Bush. Romney/Ryan will fix it.

November 03 2012 at 5:12 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply
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