Shore residents worry about Tropical Storm Erika

Jersey Shore residents are anxious about Tropical Storm Erika's path.

Jersey Shore residents are anxious about Tropical Storm Erika's path. (8/27/15)

BRICK - As Tropical Storm Erika moves toward the East Coast, meteorologists are still trying to determine exactly what track the storm could take. While the storm is still at least a week away, the mere mention of a hurricane is enough to cause anxiety for New Jersey residents.

"I have a lot of nightmares about drowning, stuff like that," says Brick resident Tami Tussel.

Her home is currently up on stilts, and her neighbors are in various stages of repair since Superstorm Sandy.

Rich Keeler and Donna Gordon, also from Brick, are finally back in their home since Sandy, but don't know if they could handle another storm.

"I don't know how much the walls will hold, because water was coming over, after [the town] put that one sea wall in the first time," says Gordon.

Mike Wymbs, of Ortley Beach, says that his home is in great shape, but he wants to see the dune project completed.

"If you drive through the area, you'll see things have changed greatly but nothing much on the oceanfront has changed in regards to the dunes," says Wymbs.

The Christie administration says it will use eminent domain to fight holdout landowners to get them built.

As for Tropical Storm Erika, it will be several days before forecasters can tell what path it will take or if it will dissipate before approaching the U.S. coast.

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