It seems Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee are distant memories, but in Monroe Township, the aftermath of the storms is still felt.
The Star-Ledger reports that some of those homes deemed beyond repair will be appraised and purchased by the township.
According to the report, appraisals have been completed on nine homes thus far, with values prior to the storm.
Monroe Township will use open space funds to purchase the homes.
Another round of appraisals is planned, according to The Star-Ledger.