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Experts continue to learn from Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy is continuing to teach flood experts lessons nearly a year later.

Today more than 300 flood experts discussed Sandy's impact and ways to improve resilience for future storms at the New Jersey Association of Floodplain Managers Conference in Atlantic City Wednesday.

Avoiding the repeat of flooding problems many areas suffered during Sandy was a key subject for municipal officials and speakers.

Mark Mauriello Co-Chair, of the N.J.A.F.M. Conference stated, "This is the kind of work that never ends in that conditions change and there's really a need to continually educate and inform people who are in this business, they need help and if you have a chance to sit on the session at all, you'll hear that from a lot of these speakers, their jobs are difficult and they need the tools to do their jobs."

FEMA had planned to send speakers to the conference, but because of the government shutdown they had to cancel, but were able to teleconference from Washington, D.C.

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