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Sandy's 'Forgotten Child' Struggles to Recover

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC
Captain Frank Smith says the Moonachie First Aid and Rescue Squad will require hundreds of thousands of dollars to repair. (Scott Gurian/WNYC)

Most of the attention on Sandy’s impact has focused on coastal areas, but several inland towns were also devastated, including the small, Bergen County borough of Moonachie.

The tiny community suffered severe flooding during the storm when the Hackensack River jumped its banks, leaving it without essential services, such as ambulance and rescue trucks. Six months later, the town hall is still operating out of a trailer and residents are worried about when their town will be rebuilt, and whether it will survive the next big storm.

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Comments [1]

melinda

Hi Scott,
I'm listening to you right now on NPR. So, you're back in NJ (aren't you from NJ?) via Oklahoma, Alaska...you've really been around!
I still remember the hike up to Delicate Arch in Moab with you and your brother in 2001 (I think) when I was suffering from dehydration.
Cheers,
Melinda

May. 24 2013 04:19 PM

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