LAKEWOOD Gov. Chris Christie said today that Nj has asked the federal government for $250 million Michael Kors Bag Uk
in Blue Acre funds to buy homes in flood plains in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"(It) would be a significant increase in the amount of money," Christie said at a gathering in Lakewood. "One of the places we're really focusing on with Blue Acres is going to be Middlesex County."
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it ironic than in a place like Union Beach, that was "fairly well destroyed" by Hurricane Sandy, residents wish to rebuild, but owners of homes repeatedly damaged by flooding in South River and Sayreville are Air Max Australia
wanting to sell and move to higher ground.
State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (DGloucester) said in a statement that he supported the move.
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of homeowners who have had enough," Sweeney said . "People are tired of rebuilding only to see their homes destroyed again. They just want out."
"At the end of the day, Mother Nature is going to do what she wants," Sweeney added. "We have learned that lesson the hard way repeatedly over the last few years. That is why, as I have said previously, Isabel Marant Sneakers Sale
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not just about rebuilding after Sandy, it is about rebuilding smart. Buying out floodprone homes is a great start
But Christie said he doesn't want to force residents to sell.
The governor indicated for the first time the size of buyout program he's willing to sign off on, and also the $250 million he spoke of could be enough to purchase 1,000 homes valued at $250,000 each.
Christie didn't explain all the details today.
The quantity announced today dwarfs the state's regular Blue Acres program for buying homes in flood zones, which is routinely financed with $12 million a year.
Christie said he wants to focus buyouts in places that happen to be flooded repeatedly and where many residents wish to leave, including the Middlesex County communities of South River, Sayreville and Woodbridge. But he explained some towns devastated by the storm are not interested.
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don't wish to get into condemning property," he said. "Union Beach, there would be a revolution. They want to rebuild there. They understand the risks."
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