Some New Jersey residents say they want to sell homes to borough after Irene

    A string of floods and storms over the past 12 years has some residents in a New Jersey borough wanting to sell their homes and move out.

    The Star-Ledger reports some residents of Manville are ready to leave after the latest string of flooding from Hurricane Irene.

    According to the report, the New Jersey borough has spent the last two weeks gauging local interest in home buyouts. Borough administrator Gary Garwacke told The Star-Ledger that at this point, the borough was only collecting information.

    The idea is generating some interest, with more than 200 residents submitting applications in the first week alone, according to The Star-Ledger.

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