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I have also made a few trips to the NJ coast. We took some genrators down to some of my friends who are trying to clean up and live there full time. I used to have a house in Ocean Vity, NJ..the island town next going south from Atlantic City/ Absecon Island. My old house is no longer standing as the storm blew it up. The devastation is staggering. As far as building codes. I agree they will change, The only thing that saved most of the houses was that Ocean City and many communities south of there 25 years ago established a very strict dune buhilding program and stayed with it. These dunes surved as the sacrifical property in s a storm like this. and the waves broke further away from the shoreline because of it. However there was no fighting the surge itself.

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You were lucky to find a generator. I went to every Home Depot, lumber yard and Lowes up here in the Adirondacks with the idea of bringing one down with me so we'd at least have some light and power for saws. There was not one to be had. Somebody eventually brought one up from Florida AFTER we had all the walls/insulation ripped out by hand, mud shoveled out, etc. What a f%$*ing mess! There had been 3' of water in the house and there was 1/4" of slimy mud throughout. The garage looked as if it had been a washing machine and a neighbor's new Lexus had washed into the backyard! I had to dig through splintered pieces of the boardwalk all around the place.

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.....the bill for their extravagance by rebuilding houses where they should never have been built in the first place? .....
Doesn't the bible talk about building your house on a rock, or on sand? Something like - And the winds came, and the waters came, and great was the fall of it (the house built on sand). Better awareness back then??
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The administrator of NOAA, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, announced that she will step down from her position at the end of February of 2013. "
Quote from Accuweather Premium, a paid service. I'm sure the NOAA administrator step down has nothing to do with Sandy.

But there have been lots of conflicting and confusing statements lately about a review panel, dismissal of the panel, internal reviews, etc.
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.. a phase diagram produced by Florida State University Associate Professor Bob Hart reveals that Sandy was an asymmetrical warm-core system (a partially tropical system) at landfall and through central Pennsylvania.

Nov. 13: Assessment team is slated to begin working on the evaluation of the NWS handling before and during Sandy.

Nov. 15: NOAA terminates Sandy Service Assessment, later citing that the charter for the team was never signed and approved. Members of the meteorological community speak out against the termination of the assessment team. Mike Smith, proposed co-chair, blogs that the statement from the NWS is untrue and that "the team was approved and we had begun work."

Nov. 20: Representative Paul Broun writes a letter to NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco stating his concern over the terminated Sandy Service Assessment team and requests that Lubchenco reply to several questions for clarification of the NWS's intent by Dec. 14.


"It is imperative that NWS act quickly and decisively in performing an assessment," Broun wrote to Lubchenco. "With each passing day, the next Service Assessment team may experience increased challenges in collecting the information it needs for a comprehensive report," he added.

Nov. 29: NOAA Spokesperson Susan Buchanan issues a statement indicating that NOAA will proceed with a Hurricane Sandy assessment and that a new assessment team will be formed.

Dec. 11: NOAA releases information regarding the official commissioned Sandy Service Assessment team, stating that it will be multi-disciplinary but will not include any non-governmental leaders. The team is slated to begin field work on Jan. 6, 2013.

Dec. 12: NOAA confirms reports that Administrator Jane Lubchenco is to step down at the end of February 2013.

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.. a phase diagram produced by Florida State University Associate Professor Bob Hart reveals that Sandy was an asymmetrical warm-core system (a partially tropical system) at landfall and through central Pennsylvania.

Nov. 13: Assessment team is slated to begin working on the evaluation of the NWS handling before and during Sandy.

Nov. 15: NOAA terminates Sandy Service Assessment, later citing that the charter for the team was never signed and approved. Members of the meteorological community speak out against the termination of the assessment team. Mike Smith, proposed co-chair, blogs that the statement from the NWS is untrue and that "the team was approved and we had begun work."

Nov. 20: Representative Paul Broun writes a letter to NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco stating his concern over the terminated Sandy Service Assessment team and requests that Lubchenco reply to several questions for clarification of the NWS's intent by Dec. 14.


"It is imperative that NWS act quickly and decisively in performing an assessment," Broun wrote to Lubchenco. "With each passing day, the next Service Assessment team may experience increased challenges in collecting the information it needs for a comprehensive report," he added.

Nov. 29: NOAA Spokesperson Susan Buchanan issues a statement indicating that NOAA will proceed with a Hurricane Sandy assessment and that a new assessment team will be formed.

Dec. 11: NOAA releases information regarding the official commissioned Sandy Service Assessment team, stating that it will be multi-disciplinary but will not include any non-governmental leaders. The team is slated to begin field work on Jan. 6, 2013.

Dec. 12: NOAA confirms reports that Administrator Jane Lubchenco is to step down at the end of February 2013.
Maybe some fiscally responsible in the agency decided to not waste more taxpayer money and they will do the assessment within the nomal business that their job descriptions describe.

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