The US economy is so very bad that there is no money to rebuild. And not rebuilding the shore means the loss of a huge number of jobs and income.
Shore line constitutes a huge part of NJ. We are a Peninsula.
I got these photos from a piece in Philly Post. I can attest to you that the photos hardly show how bad things really are compared with seeing the real thing up close and personal.
Never before have we seen this in the US like we are seeing after Katrina and Sandy. Never.
In years past things were well underway to being rebuilt and renewed quite quickly.
|Main streets on the ocean closed.....still. No income for them this summer.|
|Impassable beaches(Deal NJ) No revenue here either.|
|Closed beaches put hundreds of thousands out of work.|
|Look at this 10 foot drop from erosion. Years back this would be fixed by now.|
|Homes are still in the water.|
Deep Underwater is even worse ,
choked with debris ruining fishing and navigation.
|The number of condemned homes is even larger.|
People are still in shelters, still living with relatives.
Insurance is no help in these situations. It just isn't enough money and the deductibles are just too high for most to do anything. Many of these are not poor people either.
The upshot of this post? Be prepared. Make sure of what your insurance covers and does not. Make sure your home is safe and up to date. Make sure you have a place to go in an emergency. Have emergency food ready, batteries, radio, lights.
Keep a Bug Out Bag packed. It should include a few changes of comfortable clothing, shoes, warm things, personal items, soap, vitamins, diarrhea medicine, glow sticks, radio, batteries, bug spray, etc Look at this list. take it seriously friends.
Do not ever make the mistake of thinking you will be okay if you just do nothing.
Have money you can get to in an emergency. ATM machines do not work when power is out.
Have enough food to last for a couple of months. Yes, you might need it.
Have a first aid kit handy and up to date. Diarrhea and coughs and flu are common after storms.
When the going gets really tough, you will have only yourself to rely on. NJ learned that lesson the hard way. Learn from us.