New Jersey has bought 700 flood-prone houses – but none along the shore

Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

NBC NY 4 – New Jersey says it has bought its 700th home under a program to acquire and demolish houses in flood-prone areas.

But nearly seven years after Superstorm Sandy, not one of those purchases has been along the ocean.

The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the milestone Tuesday, the purchase of a home in South River in Middlesex County.

The clusters of homes bought thus far have mainly been along rivers, and some have been on or near bays, both of which are also flood-prone …

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