Streams

A Look at the Challenges of Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Seaside Heights became the second New Jersey town to award contracts to rebuild its boardwalk when borough officials approved a $3.6 million bid from Sidd Associates this week.

The company will rebuild pilings and decking on the 14 block strip in time for the upcoming summer season.

Just about every New Jersey official, from Governor Chris Christie to the mayors of small beach hamlets have been adamant about rebuilding the Jersey shore in time for the short summer tourist season.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers said the town has a right to rebuild.

“People have a right to live where they are,” he said. “We’ve all accepted that responsibility.”

Professor Rob Young is director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University in North Carolina, where the coastline has been battered by hurricanes for many years.

Young talks to WNYC’s Janet Babin about beach nourishment, the perils of rebuilding along the Jersey shore, and some mitigation measures the state is looking at.

Hosted by:

Janet Babin

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [1]

Lynda from Lavallette NJ

We need help that we are not getting. Insurance companies are not paying. We still do not have water electric or gas. I am in Lavallette NJ please help us. I do not want to better myself, I just want my home back like it was....Please help me and my neighbors. My one neighbor's house is still in the air and she cannot even get to it. Because of the insurance . She needs help before another storm comes. Please send help....

Jan. 18 2013 09:39 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

Latest Newscast

 

 

Support

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public

Feeds

Supported by