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April 18, 2013

Shore Towns Must Prepare for Even Higher Seas. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy many home owners along the Jersey Shore are struggling with issues related to rebuilding their homes. New state and federal standards for rebuilding homes at higher elevations is forcing many homeowners to raise their houses, or otherwise face the prospect of paying substantially higher flood insurance premiums. CECI Director, Professor Anthony Broccoli is quoted "it is important to consider the increasing risks over the lifetime of a house as a result of climate change." Dr. Broccoli also notes, "By the middle of the 21st century it will no longer take a storm the magnitude of Sandy to produce substantial coastal flooding.

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