Monroe Twp. dramatically different 1 year after Irene

One year after Hurricane Irene devastated Monroe Township, the entire neighborhood looks dramatically different.Floodwaters damaged some homes so badly that they?ve been leveled with no

MONROE TOWNSHIP - One year after Hurricane Irene devastated Monroe Township, the entire neighborhood looks dramatically different.

Floodwaters damaged some homes so badly that they?ve been leveled with no plans to rebuild.

Instead, many of those areas will be filled with grass and maintained as open space. The township bought a dozen properties with $2.7 million in open space funding.

That figure represents about half the number of residents who requested buyouts.

Before Hurricane Irene, the neighborhoods damaged by the storm had never flooded.

To watch an interview with a Monroe Township resident, click on News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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