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Officials develop a plan to fix roads damaged by Sandy

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Most of the debris has already been cleared but a lot of the physical damage caused by Sandy still remains untouched.

One-month ago Reeds Beach was under water. Now residents say all that remains in some parts are broken homes and broken dreams.

"People put their whole lives into a place expecting to retire, and their house's are gone."

Ron Hoguet along with many others who suffered damage to their homes from Sandy is still picking up the pieces.

He say's he is not getting any help to fund what was lost, and is devastated that the community he calls home has yet to be fixed.

"It's pretty devastating when you have been here all of your life and you know basically you are all alone. You are not getting help from anyone," said Hoguet.

But county officials hope that with the help of everyone, it won't be long before residents can once again call Reeds Beach home.

"You need to reach out to us and let us know what we can do for you," said Middle Township Mayor, Don Lockwood. "It's a slow process, government is slow. So we have to make sure it's not something we just check on once a week, and that we continue to move forward on a daily basis."

But it isn't just homes that are barely holding on. The Townsend Inlet Bridge has some of the worst physical damage.

One month after Sandy hit, the road is still closed to drivers. But those working for the county say they are hopefully coming up with a plan that will put it back in working order.

"On November 27th the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a Bond Ordinance in the amount of twenty-seven million dollars. That includes the fifteen million dollars needed to improve the roads that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy."

And while dates have not been set in stone for the repairs to begin, some say that knowing there is a plan gives them a glimmer of hope in what otherwise was becoming a downward spiral.

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