Seven Years Later, New Jersey Residents Still Dealing With Superstorm Sandy Aftermath


HEADING FOR LINDEN AIRPORT ABOUT 4 MILES FROM THE CRASH SCENE. IT WAS MISTY AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. IT HAS BEEN SEVEN YEARS SINCE ONE OF THE WORST DISASTERS, THE NEW JERSEY SHORE HAS EVER SEEN. RESIDENTS ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH OF SANDY. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” REPORTER CLEVE BRYAN IS IN VENTNOR TONIGHT WHERE HE SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE SURVIVED THIS STORM BUT ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE DAMAGE IT LEFT BEHIND, CLEVE, GOOD EVENING. REPORTER: GOOD EVENING. SEVERAL PEOPLE ARE AWAITING REPAIRS ONE THE FIRST WITH THE HOUSE BEHIND ME PLANS TO TEAR IT DOWN BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GET REPAIRS THEY NEED BUT COST THAT THEY NEED STILL SEVEN YEARS AFTER SANDY MANY PEOPLE STILL IN LIMBO. ANNIVERSARY OF PEOPLE SUFFERING. REPORTER: IT HAS BEEN SEVEN YEARS, EIGHT HOMES AND TWO ATTEMPTED HOME MAKE OVERS THAT SUPER STORM SANDY DAMAGED THIS HOME IN VENTNOR, NEW JERSEY. THE COUPLE STILL CANNOT LIVE THERE. UP TO THIS DAY, IT IS LIKE THE SUFFERING THAT NOBODY CAN REALLY EXPLAIN. REPORTER: NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS SAYS ABOUT 700 PEOPLE IN THE SANDY REBUILDING PROGRAM HAVE STILL IN THE COMPLETED WORK ON THEIR HOMES. WE’RE LIKE REALLY YOU ARE STILL DEALING WITH THAT. I’M LIKE YES. REPORTER: AFTER SUFFERING CONTRACTOR FRAUD SHE SAID CAUSED HER TO MISERY COVERRY APPLICATION DEADLINES, BETH TORACELLI SAYS SHE PLANS TO TEAR HER HOME DOWN. IT IS STRESSFUL ON YOUR FAMILY LIFE, MARRIAGE, EVERYTHING. REPORTER: SANDY VICTIMS ARE HOPING 50 MILLION-DOLLAR FROM SUPPLEMENT AT REBUILDING FUND THAT GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY EAR MARK THIS YEAR WILL HELP THEM GO HOME. THE GOVERNOR ALSO ANNOUNCED A NEW INTER AGENCY COUNCIL ON CLIMATE CHANGE RESILIENCE, DEVELOP A STATEWIDE STRATEGY. SINCE SANDY ARMY CORE OF ENGINEERING BUILT OUT 127 MILES OF DUNES BUT MANY SAY NEXT STEP IS A CRESTING BACK BAY FLOODING. THEY SAY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SEA LEVEL RISE COULD CAUSE MORE PEOPLE TO SUFFER SANDY-LIKE STORMS IN THE FUTURE. I WENT THROUGH HELL WITH THIS, I HAD EPISODES WHERE I CANNOT BREATHE, QUALITY OF LIFE WE WENT THROUGH WAS NOTHING. REPORTER: GOVERNOR MURPHY WANTS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE

2 thoughts on “Seven Years Later, New Jersey Residents Still Dealing With Superstorm Sandy Aftermath

  1. My ex got so screwed over by his insurance company on his house right on the bay in Fortescue . It was a twin home and the idiot next door to him did not have insurance… because of that somehow the insurance company screwed him over and he wasn't able to rebuild .
    I know it broke his heart , he loved that house , he loved living right on the water and had to move further inland afterwards . Hurricane Sandy destroyed his dream .

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