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In Sandy's wake, houses are raised higher, but roads still could flood

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Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013 3:00 am

Raising houses in flood-prone areas has been a key part of rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Sandy. As the sea level continues to rise, however, experts warn there will come a time when, while the houses are safer from flooding, the roads and land around them could be inundated by twice-daily tides. Many of the lowest-lying communities along the South Jersey coast already see this when the moon is new or full. Examples include North Surrey and Harvard avenues in Ventnor Heights, or the bay side of Fifth Avenue in North Wildwood.

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