When the state’s utilities are finished restoring power to millions of customers in the wake of Sandy, the final bill will be passed on to ratepayers, who already face more than a quarter of billion dollars in increases from last year's two powerful storms.
The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy as it roared through New Jersey last week was impossible to miss: multimillion-dollar homes collapsed like a house of cards, boats berthed on NJ Transit train tracks, much of the Jersey shore reduced to rubble. But the massive storm also did its share of silent — though no less traumatic — damage.
Sandy has taken an enormous toll on communities up and down the Jersey Shore, destroying homes and businesses, tearing up boardwalks and eroding beaches. As people try to get back to normal, there’s a growing sense that it will be a new normal, at least of some areas of the shore.
Adam Wade, 37, has been living in Hoboken, N.J., for the last nine years. During the last two years, he’s had the top floor of a 3-story brownstone. He’s grown close to the occupants of the two other floors, and Sandy just helped solidify those bonds.
Several New Jersey communities are still struggling in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy. Residents in some areas are banding together to help each other out, and solidifying a sense of community, as they struggle to return to normalcy.
As Hoboken, New Jersey, continues to dry out from Sandy, a sense of community is emerging from this city in crisis. Throughout the city, National Guard soldiers make the rounds, assisting with evacuations and distributing food to those who need it. Tow trucks cart away vehicles totaled in the storm. And in the midst of all the chaos, it’s the small acts of kindness that people are finding surprising.
A boil water advisory has been issued for several municipalities in New Jersey, as the state continues to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Water-use restrictions statewide having also been ordered to aid conservation amid possible shortages after superstorm Sandy.
On Bordentown Road in the Old Bridge section of Sayreville, N.J., traumatized residents begged Governor Chris Christie to come and view what Sandy had wrought. What he saw was one home after another where the force of Sandy had moved homes off their foundations
With predictions of a potentially catastrophic storm hitting New Jersey, many residents probably will spend lot of time without any power this week.
NJ News Commons, based at Montclair State, monitors the hurricane recovery efforts and pulls together information from multiple news sources across the state.
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