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In NJ, Residents Prepare for the Worst

Saturday, October 27, 2012

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

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In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

Bound Brook residents are preparing for the worst. The Raritan River town has been hit hard every major storm in recent years. Jim D'Agostino [DAG-oh-Steen-oh] and his wife have owned Lou's Sub and Deli for 43 years. They don't want to leave, so they've made their place as flood proof as possible.

In New Jersey, residents prepared for Hurricane Sandy as the governor declared a state of emergency on Saturday.

Bound Brook residents are preparing for the worst. The Raritan River town has been hit hard every major storm in recent years.

Jim D'Agostino and his wife have owned Lou's Sub and Deli for 43 years.

They don't want to leave, so they've made their place as flood proof as possible.

"We got a got rid of the  wood floor, we have a ceramic floor," he said. "The side walls up about 40 inches is the concrete Wonderbaord, not the sheetrock or paneling. So we've tried to make some preparations to make clean up easier."

D'Agostino also has electric plugs chest high on the walls. New Flood gates have been placed on the Raritan River nearby, but D'Agostino isn't confident they will stop all the storm runoff. And if they do, he's concerned the water will just find some other town nearby. The real problem, he says, is all the building that's been allowed on the hillside above Bound Brook.

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