Homeowners plead for gov't help to save homes

A group of Oakland homeowners along Lakeshore Drive is pleading for government help to save their homes from erosion.Experts think the erosion is the result

OAKLAND - A group of Oakland homeowners along Lakeshore Drive is pleading for government help to save their homes from erosion.

Experts think the erosion is the result of more water flowing into a creek behind the homes from storm water runoff, created by area development.

Some say they'd like the area to be purchased and turned into wetlands. Others say they are just hoping for a retaining wall to help stop the erosion.

Property owners will be sounding off at a public Flood Commission meeting tonight. A representative from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is expected to attend tonight's meeting.

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