If your life at the Jersey Shore has been overturned by Superstorm Sandy, members of the New Jersey Senate want to hear you Tuesday in Highlands.

The fourth Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee session addressing the effects of the deluge concern homeowners, business operators, renters, and anyone who lives, works and enjoys the shore. The previous three focused on utilities, elected officials and first responders.

According to committee Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen, Passaic) in a prepared statement, "What we really need now...is to hear directly from those affected by the storm. We can't move forward in this process without direct input from the public. While I know it may be difficult given individual circumstances, we wanted to present an opportunity for people to come and share their experiences, so that we can learn from them."

It's scheduled from 3 PM until 7 PM at Henry Hudson Regional School, One Grand Tour in Highlands. If you want to testify, send a note to OLSAideSBA@njleg.org. You can also fax your request, 609-943-5995, or call the SBA Committee staff at 609-847-3835.

If you plan on offering written testimony, officials ask that you bring 20 copies on the day of the hearing.

Two handy sites for followup information regarding the Sandy hearings are http://www.senatenj.com and http://www.njsendems.com.