Are Lessons from Sandy Being Forgotten?

Posted on Feb. 4, 2014

NDPTC delivered Coastal Community Resilience to communities in Monmouth New Jersey to refocus on the region's vulnerabilities and highlight what needs to be done to address the issues

The four-hour seminar sought to identify risks that still exist in communities throughout central New Jersey and ways in which stakeholders could work together to solve them.

The dozens of attendees — including representatives of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); the American Red Cross; local officials from towns such as Middletown and Long Branch; and county health, planning and emergency management officials from Monmouth and Middlesex counties — said protecting against future storms continues to be a top priority. Russell Hendrickson, assistant director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, said the next Sandy is not a question of if, but when. For the whole story, click here.