Sandy rebuilding begins under new FEMA guidelines

New Jersey Sandy Damage

New Jersey Sandy Damage (January 25, 2013 6:58 PM)

Homeowners are planning rebuilding projects now that Gov. Chris Christie has backed new FEMA elevation guidelines for homes in high-risk flood areas.

One homeowner in Keansburg plans to lift his house by 7 feet and put in an all new foundation in an effort to protect it from the next storm.

In Keansburg, the flood elevation has changed to 17 feet plus 1 foot above sea level. By building...

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