Areas of northern New Jersey still recovering from Sandy, including Andersen family in Moonachie

While the Jersey Shore has been the focus for much of Sandy recovery, areas of northern New Jersey are also still left rebuilding.

While the Jersey Shore has been the focus for much of Sandy recovery, areas of northern New Jersey are also still left rebuilding. (8/19/13)

MOONACHIE - While the Jersey Shore has been the focus for much of Sandy recovery, areas of northern New Jersey are also still left rebuilding.

Sandy caused the Hackensack River to overflow, sending more than 4 feet of water into Moonachie. The home Roy Andersen built 35 years ago was destroyed, and he is still rebuilding it. Andersen's flood insurance covered the home, but not the contents.

Andersen and his family are still considering raising the home above flood stage, but are waiting on a government grant to pay for it.

But even if the house is raised and protected from a future flood, its value has dropped dramatically, and the Andersens are there to stay.

The family did receive a $10,000 resettlement grant, which can be use for nonconstruction expenses.
 

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