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Flooding in Belmar from Superstorm Sandy
Flooding in Belmar from Superstorm Sandy (YouTube)
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A New National Flood Insurance Provision Kicks In

Portions of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 have kicked in and it holds some good news for homeowners living in flood zones.

Michael Hill of Ocean County-Based John Hill Agency said they didn't expect a provision that grandfather's certain rates to kick in so early but they became effective on Thursday May 1st

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Sandy damage
Jersey shore damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Sandy Rental Assistance Runs Out [AUDIO]

As of Thursday, rental assistance for Sandy victims through the Federal Emergency Management Agency has run out, leaving 1,300 people in the lurch according to the Wall Street Journal.

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Mantoloking
John Moore, Getty Images
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Sandy-Damaged Towns Hold Line on Taxes [AUDIO]

A year and a half after Sandy, most towns that were hard-hit by the superstorm are not being forced to raise taxes dramatically to cover their essential services and programs.

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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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NJ DEP Still Focused on Sandy Restoration [AUDIO]

A year and a half after Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, the state Department of Environmental Protection remains focused on programs to rebuild and replenish beaches and sand dunes, buy out homes that are repeatedly flooded, assist homeowners in high-risk areas to elevate their homes, and improve waste water and water treatment infrastructure.

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FEMA trailers lined up at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson
FEMA trailers lined up at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Clock Runs Out This Week on FEMA Housing Assistance

Time's up this week for approximately 700 New Jersey families receiving federal housing assistance.

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Homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant
Homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Point Pleasant (Dennis Malloy, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sandy Help Moving Slowly [VIDEO/AUDIO]

Help is still in short supply for those hoping to rebuild their lives, nearly 18 months since Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey.

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(L to R) Gail Coleman, Anita Zalom, Bill Akers, Photo credit Michael Graichin Seaside Heights
(L to R) Gail Coleman, Anita Zalom, Bill Akers, Photo credit Michael Graichin Seaside Heights
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Northern Barrier Peninsula Officials Say They’ll Be Ready for the Summer

Officials from storm and fire battered communities along the northern barrier peninsula are expressing optimism about the 2014 summer tourism season.

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Sandy - Recover,rebuild,restore
(Townsquare Media)
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Poll: Post-Sandy Pessimism Persists in NJ [AUDIO]

Most New Jersey residents are pessimistic about the state's recovery from Superstorm Sandy so far and the progress that will be made in the near future, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie in studio for 'Ask the Governor,' April 21, 2014 (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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More Help Coming for Sandy-Displaced Homeowners [AUDIO]

Eighteen months after Superstorm Sandy slammed the Garden State, some are complaining the grant process to help those affected by the hurricane has slowed down to a trickle, but Gov. Chris Christie insists that's just not the case.

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Hurricane Sandy Emotion
Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images
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Free Mental Health First Aid Training Offered in Ocean County [AUDIO]

As New Jerseyans living in the areas impacted the hardest by Superstorm Sandy continue to put their lives back together, many are seeking help for mental health disorders.

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