Ready for Next Time?

As protective dunes get rebuilt to protect the Jersey shore, is there anything more we can do to prevent a hurricane from flooding so many homes? If global warming does create more powerful storms, will state tourism revenue figures decline? Could all this lead to higher property taxes?

Join with others who live, vacation or make a living at the Jersey Shore to think through the lessons from Superstorm Sandy. Take part in a community dialogue about what individuals, communities and governments can do to limit the harm done by the next storm. Join your neighbors and make your voice heard.

This is a collaboration of WHYY/NewsWorks with the Penn Project for Civic Engagement and was made possible by generous funding from the New Jersey Recovery Fund at the Community Foundation of New Jersey.


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Monday, July 15 – WHYY, 150 North Sixth St., Philadelphia – 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30


Tuesday, July 30 – Middle Township High School, 300 East Atlantic Ave., Cape May Court House, 6:45 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.  


Monday, Aug. 5 – Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing, 6:45 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. 


Tuesday, Aug. 27, St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, 12:45 p.m., doors open at noon  


Tuesday, Aug. 27, Tuckerton Seaport Museum, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, 6:45 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.  


Letter to forum participants

by Chris Satullo

Hello, We’re delighted that you’ve signed up for the first forum in our series “Ready for Next Time?: Rethinking the Shore After Sandy.” We wanted to let you know a little bit more about the event … and to ask you a favor. (more)


Ready for next time?

by Chris Satullo

For the last year, a horde of Jersey Shore property owners have been muttering an F-word under their breath. An F-acronymn, actually. As in FEMA – short for Federal Emergency Management Agency. Post-Sandy, people down the Shore have had many complaints about FEMA – confusing rules, late-arriving checks and, above all, those flood maps. (more)

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