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    Is there a smarter way to do this?

     Living close to the ocean creates a financial risk to the homeowner and the community. (Photo from Shutterstock)

    Living close to the ocean creates a financial risk to the homeowner and the community. (Photo from Shutterstock)

    If we are going to rebuilding close to the ocean, is there a smarter way to do this?

    Many argue that dunes makes sense, raising homes makes sense, and reforming the flood insurance program makes sense (especially for land locked taxpayers).

    But are there other things we can do to make sure we can withstand another storm? NEWSWORKS’ Chris Satullo outlines the issues in this article.

    These challenges will be discussed at upcoming interactive community forums. The next is July 30 at Cape May Courthouse. Others are Aug. 5 at Mays Landing, and two Aug. 27 in Tuckerton and Long Beach Township. To sign up, visit: http://bit.ly/192RExZ

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    Justin Auciello is editor of JSHN, a content partner with NewsWorks.

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