Hurricane Florence: New Jersey is still not ready for next Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – If Hurricane Florence were on its way to New Jersey instead of the Carolinas, it would hit a state that is a bit better prepared to handle a catastrophic storm after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey Shore and river communities in North Jersey six years ago.

But New Jersey still has far to go to deal with a major weather event, experts say, as evidenced by the widespread and lengthy power outages from several snowstorms this year.

A storm with the strength of Florence — with its 140 mph winds, punishing storm surge and drenching rains — would cause widespread destruction in New Jersey even with the post-Sandy improvements …

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