Lake Hiawatha still rebuilding after Irene

Almost two years later, some Lake Hiawatha homes are sitting vacant, ready to be torn down. Others are being elevating based on recently released flood maps.

Almost two years later, some Lake Hiawatha homes are sitting vacant, ready to be torn down. Others are being elevating based on recently released flood maps. (7/12/13)

LAKE HIAWATHA - The small community of Lake Hiawatha in Morris County is still recovering from Hurricane Irene after it was flooded with several feet of water.

Almost two years later, some homes are sitting vacant, ready to be torn down. Others are being elevating based on recently released flood maps.

Many residents have not been able to return to their homes since Irene hit in August 2011.

Elevated and newly constructed homes are no longer allowed to have basements. They are also not allowed to have a living space on the ground floor, in case the area floods again.


 

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