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Street flooding in Avalon
Street flooding in Avalon (Zeke Orzech @Zeke_O via Twitter)

Rising waters place Ocean County beachfronts at risk

Hurricane Joaquin shows every sign of avoiding New Jersey, but the nor'easter that's been feeding off the big storm and pelting the coast is creating flood problems throughout Ocean County.

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Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Flood waters enveloped this neighborhood in the Strathmere section of Upper Township on Friday. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Heavy flooding hits NJ, even with Joaquin turning away

Heavy flooding was being seen in coastal New Jersey mid-day Friday, as storms continued to hit the state even while Hurricane Joaquin looked more and more likely to turn out to see.

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Seaside Heights Beach, 10-1-15 (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media)
Seaside Heights Beach, 10-1-15 (Andy Chase, Townsquare Media)

Ocean County Health Dept. compiles storm resource page

The amount of Hurricane Joaquin prep information hitting you is almost as dense as the raindrops will be if you wind up standing in it. On the Ocean County Health Department web page, you can find a comprehensive guide to resources and tips to safeguard yourself and your loved ones.

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bob jagendorf, flickr
bob jagendorf, flickr

Joaquin Postpones Multiple Weekend Events

This is normally one of the shore's busiest post-summer weekends, but Hurricane Joaquin's uncertain trajectory and intensity has forced reschedulings that promise to turn next weekend into Eventapalooza.

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Dunes on the Toms River oceanfront (Stacy Proebstle)
Dunes on the Toms River oceanfront (Stacy Proebstle)

Toms River officials place all hands on deck for Joaquin

A reinforced beachfront and enhanced rescue capabilities highlight hurricane preparations organized today by officials in Toms River.

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Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Clock Is Ticking for FEMA Flood Claim Reviews

As we told you last month, time is running out to request a review of your Sandy-related National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claim.

Homeowners must opt-in with FEMA by September 15, 2015...

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Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)
Bayside Park, Ortley Beach (Stacy Proebstle)

Bayside Park in Ortley Beach reopens July 18

The next step toward mending Ortley Beach's Superstorm wounds is about to be taken. Bayside Park, decimated in the October 2012 disaster, officially reopens July 18.

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Townsquare Digital
Townsquare Digital

Five alleged Sandy relief fraudsters charged by NJ Attorney General

A Barnegat man and two couples from outside Ocean County are the latest New Jerseyans facing criminal charges for allegedly collecting federal Superstorm relief under false pretenses.

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Congressman Tom MacArthur
Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) speaks to homeowners in Bayville on May 26, 2015 (Megan Madison, Townsquare Media)

MacArthur Unveils Still More Sandy Legislation

Shore Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-3) is continuing his efforts to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

MacArthur met with homeowners in Bayville on Tuesday to discuss the Disaster Survivors Benefit Clarification Act - which he says is necessary because Sandy victims who got loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may now be ineligible for grants through the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation, and Mitigation (RREM) program...

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Toms River officials talk, homeowners shout over dune restoration snags

While busloads of Toms River homeowners bused to the Statehouse in Trenton to vent their frustration over the stalled post-Sandy beach restoration project, township elected officials disclosed the results of new discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers and state environmental regulators.

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