When imagining the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, it’s easy to picture places like Seaside Heights, and Mantoloking. But Sandy’s reach curled to remote parts of the state as well. In southwest New Jersey, along the Delaware Bay, a number of residents of tiny Bay Point lost their homes to the storm, and now are trying to decide whether to sell to the state in a buyout. WHYY’s Mary Cummings-Jordan took a trip to a beautiful, and isolated community in Cumberland County.
Tiny towns along the New Jersey bayshore are fighting extinction. Communities in the low saltmarshes have so few resources to recover from Superstorm Sandy, they are in danger of being swallowed by the Delaware Bay.
Last night we heard about people taking buy-outs in Bay Point in Cumberland County. Tonight WHYY’s Peter Crimmins reports on the struggle in a nearby historic village that’s pitting neighbor against neighbor.