Many Garden State residents experiencing a higher frequency of coastal flooding are blaming Superstorm Sandy for altering our environment. However, lead scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey say Sandy is not to blame.
Billions of dollars have been spent to help Sandy victims recover from the superstorm that slammed the Garden State 19 months ago, but now some Central Jersey residents are wondering if they've been left behind and forgotten.
As rain continues to drench the Garden State today, flood advisories and watches have been posted for several counties. If it seems to you like flooding is becoming more and more of a problem in New Jersey, the experts say you're right.
The main focus when discussing floods or flood zones is usually New Jersey's coastline and those living alongside the Atlantic Ocean, but the bigger threat is elsewhere, according to experts in the field.
House GOP leaders are putting the final touches on legislation that would significantly weaken a recently enacted overhaul of the much criticized federal flood insurance program, easing many premium increases and allowing below-market rates to be passed on to people buying homes with taxpayer-subsidized policies.
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