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Study: NJ beaches 30-40 feet narrower after storm
During a tour of storm-wrecked neighborhoods in Seaside Heights and Hoboken, Vice President Joe Biden also vowed the federal government would pay to rebuild New Jersey.
“This is a national responsibility; this is not a local responsibility,” Biden said. “We’re one national government, and we have an obligation.”
Jogging in the street because Sandy had destroyed the Spring Lake boardwalk for the second time in little over a year, Michele Degnan-Spang said it was difficult to comprehend how things have changed in her community.
A few stray planks of the synthetic gray boardwalk that was just replaced last year after Tropical Storm Irene were strewn about the sand; concrete pilings that used to support the boardwalk now stretch for a mile off to the horizon like little Stonehenges.
“It’s horrible,” she said. “It’s draining to see this. It’s surreal. I’m walking through it and saying, `This really is happening.’”
Degnan-Spang predicted she and her extended family would be back on the sand soon, though.
“The drive is going to be to get back on the beach next summer, no matter what it looks like,” she said. “We don’t go on vacation because we live in the most beautiful spot in the world. We all go to the beach; it’s what summer is. It’ll come back; it’ll just be different.”
Wayne Parry can be reached at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC
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